Auction catalogue

Kristen Leigh's Online Live Auction of Autographs, Posters and Photographs

Lot 1: AL HIRSCHFELD SGT. PEPPER ORIGINAL ARTIST PROOF.

Estimate: £2000 - £2500

Al Hirschfeld signed artist proof lithograph marked, "PP 2/3," of The Beatles dressed in their Sgt. Pepper costumes. The concept for the album art of Sgt. Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band was generated by Paul McCartney and became a collaboration between artists Michael Cooper, Peter Blake and his wife and The Beatles. The result was the much recognized Sgt. Pepper esthetic that is captured here by Al Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld, the much lauded caricaturist, drew the Beatles as a group three times in his career. This was the final image he made of the Beatles all together. 16 by 22 1/2


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 2: George Harrison Cloud Nine RIAA Gold.

Estimate: £900 - £1200

The LP went to #8 on Billboard's Top Albums chart and spawned the #1 single, "Got My Mind Set On You". Presented to George Harrison for the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the album; black mat; this award was part of a large collection that was displayed in the lobby of the California Gold Record Company and was obtained after the company was sold. Matted and framed to 17" x 21".


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 3: Ringo Starr Signed Cheque.

Estimate: £200 - £400

Check signed ("R. Starkey"), London, England, July 17, 1970. An Apple Films check signed by Ringo Starr.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 4: The Rolling Stones Signed Guitar.

Estimate: £1250 - £1500

Fender "Squier" Stratocaster, Affinity Series crème electric guitar. Signed by Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, and "Keith Richards,  single coil pickups, white pickguard, together with Fender soft case. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 5: WHITNEY HOUSTON (1963-2012).

Estimate: £60 - £80

A photo signed by the legendary Whitney Houston in black sharpie.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 6: David Bowie - Self portrait.

Estimate: £800 - £1000

David Bowie self portrait. Self-portrait is the most narcissistic representation, but also the most intimate, where one can render himself in an unreal way, or dig into his own deepest unconsciousness. In both directions, there is however a revelation of ourselves, in terms of what we want to hide (perhaps exalting our own image) and what we alter. Looking at Bowie’s self-portraits, we can see him with his eyes, without makeup. Rendered in crayon, mounted and framed. Size of drawing: 11.5x8.25 inches. Signed by David Bowie. Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 7: ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987).

Estimate: £1250 - £1750

A colourful drawing by Andy Warhol. Additionally signed. 

Mounted and framed.

Size:  11.75x8.25 inches. 

Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 8: JAY KAY (1969-)

Estimate: £30 - £40

Lead singer of Jamiroquai Jay Kay signed photo. Condition: Good, with some creases.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 9: MILTON GREENE (American, 1922-1985).

Marilyn Monroe, from the 'Hooker' Sitting, Los Angeles, 1956
Dye-transfer, 1979
13-3/8 x 13-5/8 inches.

 

Signed and dated


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 10: JACK KIRBY (1917-1994).

Estimate: £300 - £500

A drawing of Darkseid by Jack Kirby. Signed. Kirby modelled Darkseid's character on that of Adolf Hitler and the world of Apokolips on Nazi Germany. Like Hitler, Darkseid is a jackboot-wearing megalomaniac and warmonger who, in fascist style, sees every citizen as an extension of the state and himself. His society is highly militant, with children being indoctrinated from a young age to be warlike and utterly loyal to him. Mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. Cossio art gallery stamp on verso. Size of image: 8.5x8.25 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 11: AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (1884-1920).

Estimate: £1500 - £2000

Modigliani's known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime but later found acceptance. Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance. In 1906 he moved to Paris, where he came into contact with such artists as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși. By 1912 Modigliani was exhibiting highly stylized sculptures with Cubists of the Section d'Or group at the Salon d'Automne.

Painting on canvas by Modigliani signed underneath. Size: 11x9.75 inches. Condition: See images. Mounted and framed, supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 12: Marilyn Monroe by George Barris.

Estimate: £300 - £400

Marilyn Monroe taken by friend and photographer George Barris in 1962. Pritned later. Copyright stamped on verso. Size 16x12 iches. One of the final images of  Marilyn full of life and playfulness. After her shocking death, Barris held off publishing the photos until 25 years after her death. Mounted and framed. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 13: Marilyn Monroe by George Barris.

Estimate: £300 - £400

Marilyn Monroe taken by friend and photographer George Barris in 1962. Pritned later. Copyright stamped on verso. Size 16x12 iches. One of the final images of  Marilyn full of life and playfulness. After her shocking death, Barris held off publishing the photos until 25 years after her death. Mounted and framed. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 14: Marilyn Monroe by George Barris.

Estimate: £300 - £400

Marilyn Monroe taken by friend and photographer George Barris in 1962. Pritned later. Copyright stamped on verso. Size 16x12 iches. One of the final images of  Marilyn full of life and playfulness. After her shocking death, Barris held off publishing the photos until 25 years after her death. Mounted and framed. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 15: Marilyn Monroe by George Barris.

Estimate: £300 - £400

Marilyn Monroe taken by friend and photographer George Barris in 1962. Pritned later. Copyright stamped on verso. Size 16x12 iches. One of the final images of  Marilyn full of life and playfulness. After her shocking death, Barris held off publishing the photos until 25 years after her death. Mounted and framed. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 16: Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene.

Estimate: £400 - £600

Portrait of American actress Marilyn Monroe sitting on the backlots of 20th Century Fox in April of 1956. This image of Marilyn is from the grey fur Coat photo shoot, which was done at the same time as the Gypsy, and Hooker sittings. 16x12 inches. Milton Greene stamped on verso. Mounted and framed. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 17: Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton.

Estimate: £800 - £1200

Photo by Cecil Beaton (1956), and one of Marilyn's favorites. Soethbys and Cecil Beaton stamps on verso. Later print. 16x12 inches. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 18: Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman.

Estimate: £600 - £800

"Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits." 

Halsman commented, "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears." The photographer developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology.

Size: 16x12 inches. Printed by his wife.  Edition of 3/1250.  Stamped on verso. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 19: ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985): MARILYN MONROE.

Estimate: £250 - £350

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island, New York in 1949. Andre De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for one of her earliest modelling jobs and their working relationship continued until 1953. 16x12 inch later digital matte print, Andre De Dienes stamp on verso. From the Kim Goodwin collection. Framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 20: ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985): MARILYN MONROE

Estimate: £250 - £350

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island, New York in 1949. Andre De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for one of her earliest modelling jobs and their working relationship continued until 1953. 16x12 inch later digital matte print, Andre De Dienes stamp on verso. From the Kim Goodwin collection. Framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 177: CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000).

Estimate: £400 - £600

A drawing of Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz. Signed. Image size: 7.5x6.5 inches. Mounted, framed and supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 189A: TIM BURTON (AMERICAN 1958-)

TIM BURTON (AMERICAN 1958-), INK ON PAPER, JACK SKELLINGTON (FROM A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS), SIGNED. SHEET 7 1/4 X 3 INCHES)


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 212: PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. After 1906, the Fauvist work of the slightly older artist Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore more radical styles, beginning a fruitful rivalry between the two artists, who subsequently were often paired by critics as the leaders of modern art. This Picasso drawing measures 11.75x8.5 inches. Dated 17.6.59 signed by Picasso. Mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 301: CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011): FLOWERS PAINTING.

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Cy Twombly was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. His most recent works were paintings and works on paper shifting toward "romantic symbolism" Size of painting is approx 11x9 inches. Signed, and professionally mounted and framed, and supplied with coa.
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Lot 302: ROBBIE WILLIAMS.

Estimate: £20 - £30 ROBBIE WILLIAMS Sing When You're Winning (Rare 2000 UK promotional-only traditional style round neck long sleeve blue cotton football jersey, similar to the one worn by Robbie on the album cover artwork. The jersey has an emboidered 'RW' logo onthe left breast and 'Williams' with the number 8 on the back, plus maroon and white striped detail on the collar and cuffs. Size: Large.
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Lot 304: IT LOOKS LIKE PLASTER OF PARIS. OFFICIAL NASA LITHOGRAPH.

Estimate: £12 - £17 Quote from astronaut Jim Lovell 'It looks like plaster of Paris'. Official 10x8 inch NASA lithograph.
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Lot 305: EVA PERON (1919-1952).

Estimate: £200 - £300 Eva Perón used her position as first lady to fight for women's suffrage and improving the lives of the poor, and became a legendary figure in Argentine politics. Her autograph is mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 306: KEITH HARING (1958-1990).

Estimate: £1500 - £3000

Background: 

Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) was an artist and activist who became a star of the 1980s New York City art scene. Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring was a central figure in Warhol's creative and social circle. Through his public murals and subway drawings, as well as his prints and paintings, Haring created a range of images that have become internationally recognized and heavily iconicized across a bevy of genres and industries.

Size: 16x12 inches.

An unititled drawing rendered on card in felt pens and sharpies by Keith Haring. Mounted and framed. Signed and dated by Keith Haring on front. With Keith Haring estate stamp on verso for certification on verso. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 307: TIGER WOODS.

Estimate: £60 - £80 A 12x8 inch photo signed by the legendary Tiger Woods in black sharpie.
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Lot 308: KEITH HARING: UNTITLED.

Estimate: £1250 - £2000 A drawing of 2 Barking dogs dancing around a cross. Drawing approx 16x11 inches. Drawn and signed by Artist Keith Haring in 1984. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 309: AMERICAN SPORTS STARS: MUHAMMAD ALI.

Estimate: £200 - £300 A photo of Muhammad Ali signed in black sharpie measuring 18x13 cm's. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 310: JEFF KOONS: DRAWING OF A FLOWER.

Estimate: £400 - £600 A drawing of a flower by American artist - Jeff Koons. Professionally mounted and framed and supplied with coa. The drawing measures 11x8.5 inches.
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Lot 310A: Wang Xuetao ; Chinese Hand Painting Scroll.

Estimate: £300 - £400

127cm×32cm(50"×13").


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 311: MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2019).

Estimate: £200 - £250 A Michael Jackson poster of him performing on stage in the early 1990's, signed by Michael jackson in silver marker. Condition: Good, with a fold. Supplied with coa. The poster measures 16.5x11 inches.
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Lot 312: PRINCESS DIANA SWATCH ENCASED.

Estimate: £30 - £50 A swatch of Princess Diana's clothing encased.Supplied with coa from NSA within the case.
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Lot 313: BERT STERN (1929-2013) MARILYN MONROE NUDE. 20x20 inches.

Estimate: £3000 - £5000 Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe Nude. Using a see through scarf Marilyn in the last sitting.Taken in 1962/printed in 2002. Signed by photographer Bert Stern. Digital image. Edition 7/12. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Size of print: 20x20 inches. On back of print something has been marked out with black marker and stickers have been placed over it giving information about the life of Bert Stern. The black marks can be seen from some angles through the front of the print. It hasn't bled through the print but because the background is light it is noticeable. Rolled in tube. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.
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Lot 314: EDWIN ALRIN...THE SECOND MAN ON THE MOON.

Estimate: £20 - £25 Official N.A.S.A. litho. 10x8 inches.
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Lot 315: THE FIXX REACH THE BEACH RIAA AWARD.

Estimate: £80 - £120 Shipping & Payment Auction Terms & Info RIAA AWARD: The Fixx for Reach the beach. A platinum award to commemorate the sale of over 1,000,000 copies, presented to Jukes productions.
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Lot 316: YOGI BERRA (1925-2015).

Estimate: £20 - £30 Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, all but the last for the New York Yankees. Autograph mounted and framed.
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Lot 317: ELVIS PRESLEY (1935-1977).

Estimate: £200 - £300 An Elvis Presley signed paper, torn with stains, with a 1964 calendar card. Complete with coa.
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Lot 320: Adventure Comics #200 (DC Comics, 1954) CGC 5.5

Estimate: £150 - £250 Adventure Comics #200 (DC Comics, 1954) CGC 5.5, White pages. Curt Swan and Stan Kaye cover. John Sikela, Ramona Fradon, Ralph Mayo and George Papp art.
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Lot 321: Batman #94 (DC Comics, 1955) CGC 5.0

Estimate: £150 - £250 Batman #94 (DC Comics, 1955) CGC 5.0, Off-white to white pages. Edmond Hamilton story. Sheldon Moldoff, Charles Paris and Stan Kaye art. Win Mortimer cover. Please note there is some writing on the front cover.
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Lot 322: OFFICIAL NASA LITHO: ASTRONAUT SCOTT FROM COMMAND SHIP HATCH.

Estimate: £15 - £25 NASA lithograph 10x8 inches.
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Lot 323: Michael Jackson VIP pass for HIStory 1997 tour.

Estimate: £30 - £40 An unused unpeeled HIStory tour ticket for the 14th Aug 1997 show in Copenhagen. Obtained from Jonathan Moffett - Famous drummer who’s toured with many people including Michael Jackson, J Lo, and George Michael .
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Lot 324: RUPERT THE BEAR 1949 ANNUAL.

Estimate: £30 - £50 Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. See images for condition.
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Lot 326: KEES VAN DONGEN (1877-1968).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 A drawing of a cherub by Dutch-French painter Kees Van Dongen. Signed. Believed to have been painted before 1905, as that's when his work became garish, and centered around the nightlife, singers, and dancers. Size: 8.5x3.75 inches. Professionally mounted and framed, and supplied with coa.
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Lot 327: BERT STERN (1929-2013): MARILYN MONROE COMING OUT OF THE FRAME

Estimate: £800 - £1000 Marilyn Monroe "coming out of the frame" by photographer Bert Stern signed and copyrighted stamped in 2010 Edition 13 x 72 inches Digital print on Matte paper size of image 9.75 x 8 inches supplied with Bert Stern Coa. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.
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Lot 328: Marilyn with chenille scarf' by photographer Bert Stern.

Estimate: £1750 - £2250 Marilyn with chenille scarf' signed by photographer Bert Stern. Satin style finish printed in 2013. 19.75x16 inches. Edition: 16/50. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.
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Lot 329: NELSON MANDELA (1918-2013).

Estimate: £200 - £250 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. An autographed photo from Nelson Mandela Size: 6x5 inches. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 330: ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985): MARILYN MONROE with Polka dot umbrella, Tobay Beach, 1949

Estimate: £250 - £350 Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island, New York in 1949. Andre De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for one of her earliest modelling jobs and their working relationship continued until 1953. 16x12 inch later digital matte print, Andre De Dienes stamp on verso. From the Kim Goodwin collection. Framed.
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