Leonard Cohen On Tattoos – I Have Seen The Future, Baby: It Is Stick-On And Temporary

Once again, Dominique BOILE has contributed a unique specimen of Leonard Cohen memorabilia: 60 x 50 millimeter stick-on temporary tattoos of the cover art from Leonard Cohen’s The Future album (Dominique  has three sets in his collection).  What could be a better symbol of Leonard Cohen’s apocalyptic vision of the future than a temporary tattoo?

Originally posted Oct 14, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Christie’s Auction Catalog Photos & Descriptions Of Leonard Cohen’s Writing Inscribed To Marianne, Silver ID Bracelet & McGill University Debating Key-ring

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I posted Christie’s To Offer Four Volumes Of Leonard Cohen’s Writing Inscribed To Marianne + His Silver ID Bracelet & McGill University Debating Key-ring At July 11, 2018 Auction one week ago (June 26, 2018); I am now republishing this information with the addition of images of the items up for sale.

For collectors who have always dreamed of possessing materials relating to Leonard Cohen, Christie’s are offering four volumes of his writing signed and inscribed to his great love, Marianne Ihlen, between 1960 and 1966, along with two wonderfully evocative personal possessions: a silver ID bracelet – inscribed ‘Leonard N. Cohen’ – and his McGill university debating key-ring. Perhaps the most touching of the inscribed volumes is 1966’s Beautiful Losers, dedicated ‘For Marianne/all my love/Leonard’ with an accompanying sketch of a moonlit forest (estimate: £3000 – £5000).

From Valuable Books and Manuscripts

Update: Prices Realized At Christie’s Auction Of Leonard Cohen Items Sold By Heirs Of Marianne Ihlen

Thanks to Eugenio Donadoni. a medieval and Renaissance manuscripts expert by trade who is also “the resident LC fan in the department.” Tasked with cataloguing 6 items consigned to Christie’s for sale by the heirs of Marianne Ihlen he was good enough to send the PDF images and descriptions of the Leonard Cohen-Marianne Ihlen items my way.

Also See ‘It was a beautiful slow movie’ — The story of Leonard Cohen and his greatest muse (Christie’s: July 3, 2018)

The Belgian Bonanza – Maarten Massa’s Leonard Cohen Gifts

Maarten Massa has been one of the most generous contributors to Cohencentric.com and its predecessor sites so I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me to receive a box chock-full of Leonard Cohen treasures. I am, nonetheless, taken aback and deeply appreciative.

Credit Due Department: Photo by Penny Showalter.

Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets Collection: Cologne – April 10, 1988 & July 1, 2009

The first time I saw Leonard Cohen and the enchanting Perla Batalla on April 10, 1988 in the Kölner Philharmonie I had a seat right in front of the stage in the first row. After the concert, I waited for Leonard for an hour to ask for an autograph. I got it and was happy. The second ticket is from the World Tour 2009. Both concerts are unforgotten.

Angelika Menzen

Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets Collection

Angelika’s tickets along with her accompanying memory are an early contribution to the Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets Collection. The concept is that such a collection would prove valuable and enlightening. Toward that end, we’re inviting readers to send in scans or photos of their Leonard Cohen concert tickets to Please enter “Leonard Cohen Tickets” in the Subject Line. We also invite you to add a brief note if the tickets or the show itself holds special meaning.

The goal is to put together a collection for posting and possibly publication.

Be aware that any tickets and information you send may be posted at Cohencentric.com or published elsewhere. Each ticket will include a credit; if you do not wish your real name used, please indicate an acceptable alias. The credits will not include other identifying data, such as email or postal addresses.

Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets Collection

A Leonard Cohen concert ticket, surely the most common souvenir owned by Cohenites, are a mixed bag. Some are utilitarian slips of paper manufactured by the low cost bidder. Others are quite handsome. Some are historically noteworthy: that Ludwigshafen ticket, for example, led to the discovery of a previously undocumented Oct 16, 1974 Leonard Cohen show. Certain rare tickets hold allure to collectors.

And, of course, many tickets hold special significance to the owners, The ticket for the May 25, 1993 Leonard Cohen concert at the Tempodrom in Berlin is described by Sylvia Apfelbaum as emblematic of “where it all started,” the beginning of her fascination with the work of the Canadian singer-songwriter. The 2009 Rosemont (Chicago) ticket atop this post is mine, a reminder of the first time I met Leonard face-to-face.

Now, Dominique BOILE, whose collection includes 30+ passes to Leonard Cohen concert, has suggested that a comprehensive fans’ collection of these tickets might be of interest. So…

The Leonard Cohen Ticket Collection

The goal of this post is what researchers call a proof of concept – a demonstration, the purpose of which is to verify that a certain concept has the potential for real-world application. In this case, the concept is that such a collection of Leonard Cohen concert tickets would prove valuable and enlightening. Toward that end, we’re inviting readers to send in scans or photos of their Leonard Cohen concert tickets to Please enter “Leonard Cohen Tickets” in the Subject Line. We also invite you to add a brief note if the tickets or the show itself holds special meaning.

The goal is to put together a collection for posting and possibly publication.

Be aware that any tickets and information you send may be posted at Cohencentric.com or published elsewhere. Each ticket will include a credit; if you do not wish your real name used, please indicate an acceptable alias. The credits will not include other identifying data, such as email or postal addresses.