“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.” -Stephen Hawking
EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF STEPHEN HAWKING, SIGNED BY HAWKING [“S.W. HAWKING”] IN INK ON THE IMAGE.
Because Hawking lost the ability to write sometime in the 1980s, anything signed by the iconic physicist is extremely rare. This photograph – showing a smiling Hawking in his office c.1975 – is the only signed photo we can trace that has been offered for sale.
The original owner of the photograph worked as an interpreter for Hawking, traveling with him to various cities in the 1970s and signed this photo at the interpreter’s request. (A signed statement of provenance from the original recipient is included.)
Printed on photo-paper. Size: approx. 21.75 x 18 cm (8.5 x 7 in). As would be expected, because of the lack of strength in Hawking’s hands at this time, the ink impression is a little weak (but still perfectly legible). Fine condition.
Price: $35,000 .