For a short
time I considered rescanning and publishing the original works. I had the newer
if not the time to publish the letter and legal size works in their original content.
The larger paintings would have to be done by someone with a much larger scanner.
I thought that maybe taking a picture of these and sizing them down might be enough.
These unpublished drawings, incomplete works, doodles, notes on the back of drawings,
personal comments to Penny were just going to sit for a while.
After my divorce from
my CPA ex-wife I had moved from a very nice house in Florida to an apartment
in a not so nice area of New Jersey. Along with protecting the material from fire I was also protecting it from theft.
Being well known in the community
and abroad I had second thoughts about anyone finding out that I was in
possession of these priceless pieces of paper, tissue, vellum and cardboard. Since I was able to carry the safes
indoors I went through many scenarios of someone coming in and carrying them out.
I decided that if Dolcett fans and
others were content with the photo-shopped and edited and colorized
versions of the material that was now being presented that I didn't need spend the time to scan the originals
and make web pages to show them,
I also didn't want to be subject to
providing proof that the material I had in my position was,
in fact, the originals works of the artists.
Collaberation was pretty much impossible since
many of those people in the inner circle were dead
or just no longer available to connect with.
Over the years from 2004 to 2020 I
occasionally would check in the safes the make sure that the pencil
and charcoal and oil paintings were not suffering from the salty humid Jersey climate.