Kem Weber Modernist Designer Signed Letters Streamline 1952 Richard Gump

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 15, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
The two lettersare:

Signed letter on 8 ½ x 11 letterhead from California based architect (he designed the Disney Studio Complex), furniture and industrial designer Kem Weber (1889-1963), to Richard Gump - moving force behind Gump’s Fine Arts, Antiques and Gifts in San Francisco during the mid 20th century – concerning a coming visit and speaking engagement by Gump in the Santa Barbara area, dated Oct 2,1952. Signed Kem in ink. Hs some light surface wear, small corner dogears, 2 horizontal creases from folding.

An 8 ½ x 11 onionskin copy of a letter from Kem Weber to Chicago art collector Albert Arenberg concerning planning for an international exhibit of arts and industries that had been proposed earlier that summer at the Aspen Design Conference, dated Aug 22, 1952 – this copy was then sent to Richard Gump with a typed addendum at the bottom of the page that asks Gump to send along an outline they had worked on. Weber then signed after the addendum in black ink. Has 2 staple holes upper left, otherwise in slightly wrinkly condition.

Rare California Deco Mid-Century Modern references and collectibles.

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