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Aug 06, 2012
East Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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STEPHEN KING "MY PRETTY PONY"
Whitney Museum of American Art
Signed Limited Edition of only 250
AS NEW - An Amazing Collectible !
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Whitney Museum of American Art. New York. 1988 "My Pretty Pony" Stephen King. Folio. pp. 64. Contemporary artists' book with original lithographed pages throughout designed by Barbara Kruger. Text by Stephen King. Bound in grey cloth covered boards, red leather spine. Both front and back covers coated with fixed sheets of stainless steele, with digital clock mounted on front. From the edition limited to 280 copies personally hand signed by both Stephen King and Barbra Kruger on the justification page.
Housed in a beautiful leather bound hand-crafted clam-shell case. 3/4 Leather Bound on Spine with window cut-out to display the digital clock on the front face. A beautiful production.
You will receive a legitimate hand-signed edition. This book includes a lifetime guarantee of authenticity and will pass authentication by the PSADNA, AMA (Academy of Manuscript and Autograph ), or any company that specializes in autographs. The autograph is genuine and not an auto-pen, stamp, or facsimile copy. Stephen King and Kruger have both personally signed this directly into the book.
Condition: AS New. Mint condition without any flaws.
My Pretty Pony is a short story by Stephen King. Originally published in
1989 as an oversized, slipcased edition (with stainless steel faced
boards and digital clock inset into front cover) commissioned for the
Whitney Museum in New York as a coffee table book, it was later included
in King's collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
An elderly man, his death rapidly approaching, takes his young grandson
up onto a hill behind his house and gives the boy his pocket watch.
Then, standing among falling apple blossoms, the man also "gives
instruction" on the nature of time: how when you grow up, it begins to
move faster and faster, slipping away from you in great chunks if you
don't hold tightly onto it. Time is a pretty pony, with a wicked heart.
In his note on the story in Nightmares and Dreamscapes, King says the piece was originally a flashback scene included in a full-length novel-in-progress in which the grandson was now a brutal hitman reflecting on his childhood. The novel was intended to be published under King's Richard Bachman pseudonym, but the author grew disenchanted with the work, and finally scrapped it entirely.
King references this concept again in the "Sorry, Right Number" screenplay (also collected in Nightmares and Dreamscapes) where a direction states that a character's "pretty pony has done its fair share of running" (indicating that they have aged relatively rapidly).
"My Pretty Pony" is also the name of a fictional indie rock band in "Debasement Tapes", an episode of the TV series Veronica Mars.
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