Rare and Early Oates Portrait

Bust Portrait of Joyce Carol Oates, signed ("Joyce Carol Oates").

[New York]: Pach Brothers, n.d. [c. 1978?].

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

Silver print mounted on studio's board, signed on mount by the author (in ink), and stamp-signed by the studio. 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches (image). Rare and Early Oates Portrait. Mount slightly chipped, image fine.

Item #56589

A fine, early, portrait of the young author -- one of America's most gifted writers of the latter half of the 20th century -- by the historic commercial New York photography studio, the Pach Brothers. Oates won the National Book Award in 1970 for her novel, THEM, and the photograph was probably taken around the time of her emergence as a major literary figure. An unusual image of Oates in formal pose, WITHOUT THE GLASSES, and rarely seen.