PHOTOGRAPH OF ELIE WIESEL, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HIM TO RENOWNED SCHOLAR AND WRITER, JACOB BAAL-TESHUVA
WIESEL, Elie. Photograph inscribed. No place, May 25, 1988. Original black-and-white photograph measuring 5 by 7 inches. $800.
Original black-and-white photograph of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, inscribed to noted Chagall scholar, Jacob Baal-Teshuva, “For Jacob—and Eve. Elie Wiesel,” with printed caption below image announcing the 1988 publication of Wiesel’s novel Twilight.
On winning the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, Elie Wiesel was hailed as “one of our most important spiritual leaders and guides.” This black-and-white photograph by Roman Vishniac contains a caption printed below the image, noting the 1988 publication of Wiesel’s Twilight, which was praised by The New York Times as a novel “that tackles large issues boldly… [with] somber imaginative power.” Wiesel’s inscription, in blue ink along the right margin, is to his good friend Jacob Baal-Teshuva, the renowned Chagall scholar, writer and diplomat.