[Lynda Barry archive of original cat art and letters]

Barry, Lynda, 1956- artist, author

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  • Format Manuscripts, Theses; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Publication [2000-2002]
  • Physical Details
    • 15 items : illustrations (some color) ; 31 x 23 cm, or smaller
  • OCLC on1001573324


  • This archive is the by-product of the 2000-2002 correspondence between Lynda Barry and Patrick Eddington, who asked Barry to contribute to his Cat Project. Barry obliged and sent these letters and originals paintings and drawings. The archive consists of seven pieces of original art and six signed letters, with two pieces of supplemental material.
  • Inventory of artwork: 1. "From a dream on 30 Oct 1999 - A 'Cat Bird' in Winter" (orignal ink drawing on paper, signed, 16 x 19 cm) -- 2. Cats in a variety of colors and poses cavort alongside painted and penciled messages from Barry, dated Jan. 27, 2000 (original watercolor painting on paper, signed, 29 x 23 cm) -- 3. A sultry-eyed feline poses by a vase of flowers, dated May 4, 2000 (original watercolor painting on paper, signed, 28 x 22 cm) -- 4. A blue cat with a big red bow about its neck pauses before poppy-esque flowers, dated 2000 (original watercolor painting on paper, signed, 28 x 22 cm) -- 5. A big ginger cat plays with a ball in front of poppy-esque flowers, undated (original watercolor painting on paper, unsigned, 28 x 22 cm) -- 6. Barry's curly-haired black dog Ed Martin sites alert in the foreground as a black cat peers in at the window behind him, undated [from 2000] (original watercolor painting on paper, signed and inscribed, 25 x 17 cm) -- 7. A mischievous grey tabby with red eyes, on a background of red and grey circles, with text "Here kitty kitty/ Here kitty kitty/ Here litte cat", dated 2000 (original watercolor painting on paper, signed, 28 x 22 cm).
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