Tag Archives: Stockholm

Next On The Banquette: Swedish Artist Karl Tuikkanen and The New Large. Coming Soon: Véronique Leroy, Dean Sameshima, Gaspard Yurkievich, Carven’s Guillaume Henry, and …

Image via Karl Tuikkanen.

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THE VOYEURISTIC AND SCANDALOUS EPISTOLARY EXCELLENCE OF U.S. SENATOR JOHN FITZGERALD “JACK” KENNEDY’s HANDWRITTEN LOVE LETTERS, AND TELEGRAMS, to MISS GUNILLA von POST of STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, CIRCA 1954

Reading the first, of several 1950s love notes (11 handwritten letters and three telegrams) from then United States senator and president-to-be John F. Kennedy, recently-married husband of the Outstandingly Excellent Jacqueline Bouvier, to the beautiful 21-year-old Gunilla von Post of Stockholm, Sweeden (“It now appears as though I shall be coming to Europe at the end of August. Will you be busy – or might it be possible to meet. What are you doing now. Will you stay there for the summer – or will you return to Cagnes. I thought I might get a boat and sail around the Mediterranean for two weeks – with you as crew. What do you think?”), soon-to-be-auctioned by Chicago-based Legendaryauctions.com. Starting bids: $25,000.

Save the date: JFK's letters to Gunilla von Post were often written on senate stationery. Image via legendaryauctions.com via BBC.com.

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