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CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS

CARBON COPY SIGNED LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 19 NOVEMBER 1965.

Copenhague:Berg, 19 Novembre 1965
21 x 14.8cm, 4pp (but only one side is utilised). Original carbon copy of a typed and signed letter from M Berg noting he received the Ramon painting and that he has sent a cheque for 600fr. He asks for some photographs of works by Ramero before his visit to Paris.

CARBON COPY SIGNED LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 9 DECEMBER 1965. WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES.

Copenhague: Berg, 9 Decembre 1965
30 x 21cm, 2pp. Original carbon copy of a typed and signed letter from M Berg indicating he was interested in acquiring one of the paintings by Ramon however the images sent by Boltanski do not show the colours. He also notes he is coming to Paris and will meet Boltanski and look at works in person including a painting by Romero.
This letter has some notes in red ink.

CARBON COPY OF LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 2 FEBRUARY 1966.

Copenhague: Berg, 2 Fevrier 1966
21 x 15cm, 4pp but only one side with text. Original carbon copy of a typed and signed letter from M Berg noting that the painting had successfully arrived and including a cheque for 600 FR. Berg also asks for photographs of paintings by Romero in advance of visiting Paris in person.

TYPED SIGNED LETTER FROM BOLTANSKI TO M. BERG. 14 FEBUARY 1966.

Paris: Galerie Tournesol, 14 Fevrier 1966
21 x 13.5cm, 1pp hand typed letter from Boltanski on Galerie du Tournesol letterhead paper to M. Berg thanking the collector for his cheque. Boltanski points out that A very large painting by Ramon was a great success at the last Salon de Jeune Peinture and was reproduced n several magazine. Finally Boltanski hope to see Berg again in Paris.

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TYPED SIGNED LETTER FROM BOLTANSKI TO M. BERG. 10 MARCH 1966.

Paris: Galerie Tournesol, 1966
18 x 21cm, 1pp hand typed letter from Boltanski on Galerie du Tournesol letterhead paper to M. Berg apologising that the gallery will be closed on 7th of April 1966 and that Boltanski will only return to Paris on the 13 April but he would be happy to meet Berg on any other date. He also mentions Berg's interest in the work of Romero. The letter is signed in black ink. VG+.

TYPED SIGNED LETTER FROM BOLTANSKI TO M. BERG. 24 JANUARY 1967.

Paris: Galerie Claude Levin, 24 Janvier 1967
27 x 21cm, 1pp a signed hand typed letter from Boltanski on Galerie Claude Levin letterhead paper to M. Berg.
Boltanski explains that he is now in charge of the new gallery but his interests in art have not changed.
He also lets Berg know that Romero had an exhibition where the critic Jean-Jacques Leve wrote that "he was the revelation of the year."

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CARBON COPY OF LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 12 FEBRUARY 1967.

Copenhague: Berg, 12 Fevrier 1967
21 x 15cm, 1ppOriginal carbon copy of a typed and signed letter from M Berg noting Boltanski's news of the new gallery and that he was obtaining great pleasure from the Romero painting that he had bought.
After asking if there would be a new Romero exhibition this year, Berg mentions for the first time the novel he is involved with and asks if Romero might be interested in designing the cover?
Finally he also gives notice that he most likely will visit the Gallery in May of 1967.

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CARBON COPY OF LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 7 MAY 1967.

Copenhague: Berg, 7 Mai 1967
21 x 15cm, 1pp. Original carbon copy of a typed and signed letter from M Berg explaining that he was to publish a novel by a young Danish writer Vagn Lundbye. The letter asks if Ramon might be able to supply a cover illustration. The title of the novel is Morkespil (Game of Shadows).
The story is of soldiers on a raft in the sea trying to survive the elements, attacks from the air and even each other. Berg says that the Ramon Mobilisation image (see elsewhere) that Boltanski sent before would do but Berg would prefer to commission new work. He then points out that there is little time so a quick response would help.

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CARBON COPY SIGNED LETTER FROM M. BERG TO BOLTANSKI. 13 July 1970.

N.p. (Copenhague): Berg, 13 juillet 1970
21 x 15cm, 1pp original vintage carbon copy of a signed letter from M. Berg to Boltanski thanking the latter for the photographs sent to Berg by Boltansk that Berg found after his return from Venice. Berg notes he includes documents about some Danish young artists.

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