Auction catalogue

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

Lot 1: ROBBIE WILLIAMS MEMORABLIA.

Estimate: £20 - £30

A collection of memorablia to include a complete unused ticket from Knebworth from 2003, A Robbie Williams tv show unused plastic wrist band, A Robbie production crew car park pass for Cardiff, and an aftershow party ticket.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 2: ROBBIE WILLIAMS LIVE CONCERT CD.

Estimate: £75 - £100

A live concert from 2001 from Robbie Williams at Milton Keynes bowl 'Weddings Bar Mitzvahs & stadiums'. Obtained from Frankys (Robbie's road manager).


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 3: CECIL BEATON (1904-1980).

Josephine and Victoria Chaplin, 1966.

Cecil Beaton credit stamp on verso. Printed later. 

16x12 inches. Image 14x11 approx. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 4: CECIL BEATON (1904-1980).

Vivien Leigh 1946 VOGUE by photographer Cecil Beaton.

Printed later. Cecil Beaton credit stamp on verso.

16x12 inches. Image 14x11 approx

Mounted and printed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 5: KEITH HARING (1958-1990).

Estimate: £800 - £1200

A drawing of an angel by street artist Keith Haring. Signed in 1989. Size: 11.25x8 inches. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. Haring was a great collaborator and worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. Haring designed record covers for RUN DMC and David Bowie, directed a music video for Grace Jones and developed a fashion line with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. In doing so, he introduced his art and ideas to as many people as possible.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 6: BILL RAY: ELVIS PRESLEY 1960

Elvis Presley in the army taken by Bill Ray.

Signed by photographer Bill Ray. 

Image: 14x11. Edition of 50. 

Condition: Good, with some smudging on edition number. 

Mounted and framed. Supplied with coa. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 7: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016): MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £250 - £350

Marilyn Monroe's last photo shoot.Taken on Santa Monica beach, 13th July 1962. Silver gelatin Printed later. Image: 10x10 inches. 
Stamped by George Barris (c) 1986. Framed.  

 


Monroe telephoned him two days before her death, he told The Los Angeles Daily News in 2012. “She called me on Friday, and I was in New York, and she wanted to know if I could come to see her that weekend and that it was urgent,” he recalled. But he had plans to see his family that weekend, so he begged off and promised to visit her on Monday instead.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 8: Bert Stern & Marilyn Monroe Self Portrait Photograph, Last Sitting

Estimate: £800 - £1200

Bert Stern (American, 1929-2013) and Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) signed limited edition black and white pigment print, 2012, titled "Bert and Marilyn Self Portrait" from the 1962 "Last Sitting" series, taken for Vogue Magazine in 1962, six weeks before the actress's fatal drug overdose. Signed and numbered 10/50 lower left in white; additionally signed and stamped and dated 2012 en verso in red crayon by Stern. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern, numbered and dated 2012. 13" H x 19" W, unframed. Background: "Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With his photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actressÕ death, Stern later compiled [the images] into the photobook "Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting," first published in 1982. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style."


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 9: Bert Stern Photograph, Marilyn Monroe Jewelled Roses, Last Sitting

Bert Stern Photograph, Marilyn in Vogue, Last Sitting Lot 554: Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe Photograph, Black Dress, Last Sitting


Bert Stern (American, 1929-2013) limited edition black and white unframed pigment print, depicting Marilyn Monroe posing nude with jewelled roses over her breasts, from "The Last Sitting" series, taken for Vogue Magazine in 1962, six weeks before the actress's fatal drug overdose. Roses embellished with blue, black, and silver Swarovski crystals. Signed by Bert Stern lower right, additionally signed and stamped by Stern and dated 2012 en verso. Also stamped en verso "Uniquely Jeweled by Lisa and Lynette Lavender". 19" H x 13" W. Background: "Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With his photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actressÕ death, Stern later compiled [the images] into the photobook "Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting," first published in 1982. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style."


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 11: RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004): MARILYN MONROE, NEW YORK, 1957.

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

Richard Avedon photograph of Marilyn Monroe, 1957“There was no such person as Marilyn Monroe … [She was] invented, like an author creates a character.”
Silver gelatin, printed later.
Avedon copyright stamps on verso.
Image: 9.5x10 inches.
Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 12: RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004): Lauren Hutton, Great Exuma, Bahamas, October 1968.

Estimate: £800 - £1200

Richard Avedon photograph of Lauren Hutton 1968Silver gelatin, printed later.
Avedon copyright stamps on verso.
Image: 9.5x10 inches.
Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 13: LOUISA MATTHÍASDÓTTIR

Estimate: £5000 - £7000

"WHITE AND BLACK SHEEP"
Signed bottom left, oil on canvas.
Executed circa 1982.
13 x 15 in. (33 x 38.1cm)


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 53: KAREL APPEL (1921-2006).

Estimate: £2000 - £2500


Tantrika II , ca. 1975–1984. Painted on card and signed by Karel Appel. Size: 15.75x11.75 inches. He was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 86: GEORGE BARRIS (1922-2016): MARILYN MONROE 1962.

Estimate: £300 - £400

Marilyn Monroe's last photo shoot.Taken on Santa Monica beach, 13th July 1962. Silver gelatin Printed later. Image: 13.5x10 inches. Stamped by George Barris (c) 1986. Framed. Monroe telephoned him two days before her death, he told The Los Angeles Daily News in 2012. “She called me on Friday, and I was in New York, and she wanted to know if I could come to see her that weekend and that it was urgent,” he recalled. But he had plans to see his family that weekend, so he begged off and promised to visit her on Monday instead.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 87: Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) Audrey Hepburn, 1963

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle circa 1963. Photographer Cecil Beaton. 20x16 inch silver gelatin later print. Image 18x14 inches. Beaton and Beaton Sothebys stamps on verso.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 94: Paul Delvaux (1897-1994).

Estimate: £20000 - £25000

Paul Delvaux (1897-1994). Watercolour on lithograph 30 1/8 x 22 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 141: ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987): MICKEY MOUSE.

Estimate: £1000 - £1750

A hand drawing of Mickey Mouse on card, additionally signed by Andy Warhol. Size: 10.25x8 inches. Mounted and framed and supplied with coa. Warhol's life and work simultaneously satirized and celebrated materiality and celebrity. On the one hand, his paintings of distorted brand images and celebrity faces could be read as a critique of what he viewed as a culture obsessed with money and celebrity. On the other hand, Warhol's focus on consumer goods and pop-culture icons, as well as his own taste for money and fame, suggest a life in celebration of the very aspects of American culture that his work criticized. Warhol spoke to this apparent contradiction between his life and work in his book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, writing that "making money is art and working is art, and good business is the best art."


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 175: Sylvester Enzio Stallone (1946-)

Estimate: £50 - £75

Stallone mostly only found gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizeable budget until he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor, starting in 1976 with his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa, in the first film of the successful Rocky series (1976-). 

Signed photo by Sly Stallone in black sharpie. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 239: BERT STERN (1929-2013): MARILYN WITH ROSES.

Estimate: £500 - £600

Marilyn with roses from the last sittings (1962). Printed in 2010. Signed and copyright stamped by Bert Stern, mounted and framed. Edition 2/12. Image: 11.5x11.5 inches. Supplied with Bert Stern coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 265: BERT STERN (1929-2013).

Estimate: £1750 - £2250

Marilyn with roses from the 1962 last sittings. Printed in 2010. Digital print. Signed and copyright stamped on verso, and signed by Bert Stern on front. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Image: 16.5x13 inches. Condition: Very good, please note there is a mark in the print in the right hand corner.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 283: Karel Appel: The Blue cat.

Estimate: £2000 - £2500

Amsterdam 1921 – 2006 Zurich. Portrait of a cat, the blue cat. Oil on canvas : 36,0 X 45,7 cm. Signed bottom right “appel”.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 306: HANS BELLMER (1902 - 1975).

Estimate: £2000 - £2500

Céphalopode double. Engraving in white, on black wove paper, 1965, signed in white ink, numbered 28/100, published by Galerie A. F. Petit, Paris, with full margins, in very good condition. Image: 15 7/8 x 17 1/8 in. (403 x 435 mm.). Sheet: 22 ¼ x 21 ½ in. (565 x 546 mm.)


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 308: DAVID SHRIGLEY (1968-)

Estimate: £60 - £80

Shrigley's work is humorous, interspersed with his witty observations and written commentary that satirizes everyday life and awkward interactions. ... “It's somewhere between handwriting and drawing.' Card 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Drawn and signed by David Shrigley in bottom right hand corner.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 318: ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

Campbell soup drawing signed by Andy Warhol. Size: 11.25x8.25 inches. Condtion: Fair, with creases. Mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 320: MILA MANARA (1945-)

Estimate: £300 - £400

Milo Manara is an Italian artist best known for his erotic comics and illustrations. Manara's distinctive style of ink drawings and unique narratives first made his work popular in Italy during the 1980s. “Women aren’t ashamed of their bodies, and neither am I, because I love the ladies,” he once said in an interview. Born Maurillo Manara on September 12, 1945 in Luson, Italy, he studied architecture and painting before turning to illustration, taking his first foray into comics in 1969 with a drawing for Genius magazine. Currently living and working in Italy, his highly sexualized depictions of women have often caused controversy but have remained nevertheless popular, with Manara penning illustrations for X-Men, City Hunters, and other widely circulated comics. Size: 11.75x8 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 343: Joan Miró (1893-1983).

Estimate: £8000 - £12000

Joan Miró (1893-1983). Painting (Women, Moon, Birds). Signed and dated 'Miró 1950' (on the reverse). Oil on canvas 44 7/8 x 57 1/2 (114 x 146 cm.). Painted in 1950.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 366A: Max Ernst (1891-1976).

Estimate: £6000 - £8000

Max Ernst (1891-1976). Le Couple (L'Accolade). Signed 'max ernst' (lower right). oil on canvas. 28 ¾ x 21 3/8 inches. (73 x 54.4 cm.). Painted in 1924.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 368: JANE RUSSELL (1921-2011).

Estimate: £15 - £25

Jane Russell. Globe photos. 10x8 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 379: RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004): MALCOLM X.

Estimate: £800 - £1200

Avedon's shot of Malcolm X, all fuzzy and shapelessly dark, seems to represent Malcolm as the threatening shadow of white American racism.
His genius derived from his mastery of technique and his choice of subject matter. Avedon was a radical who sought to illuminate the revolutionary elements of society. 20x16 inch print. 18x14 inch image. Copyright stamped by Richard Avedon on verso. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 380: BILL RAY: THE BEATLES AT PRESS CONFERENCE.

The Beatles' at Press Conference in San Francisco Airport by photographer Bill Ray. Signed by Bill Ray. 

Image: 14x9.25 inches. Supplied with coa. 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 388: JEAN HARLOW (1911-1937).

Globe photo, New York. 10x8 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 422: JOAN MIRO (1893-1983): UNTITLED.

Estimate: £800 - £1000

Joan Miro favoured the work of the Post-Impressionists and Fauves, and his early paintings were characterized by vivid, brushy landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. In 1918, the art dealer Josep Dalmau gave him his first solo exhibition. Around that time, he began to focus more on line, form, and structure. Informed by the folk art and Romanesque frescoes of the so-called “Catalan primitives,” his compositions became more direct and clear, often homing in on a few fine details. The painting/drawing measures 7.75x4.25 inches, and is signed by Joan Miro. There is some paper loss and creasing on the edges. It has been mounted and framed, and is supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 445: MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2019).

Estimate: £800 - £1000

A large drawing of Greta Garbo by Michael Jackson on art paper. Additionally signed underneath. Michael drew from a very young age, and drew many famous people throughout the years. Condition: Good with some creasing. Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 451: JOHNNY DEPP (1963-).

Estimate: £50 - £75

A Johnny Depp self portrait, done in Paris. Signed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 458: MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009).

Estimate: £800 - £1200

A large drawing of Mickey Mouse in Fantasia by Michael Jackson, signed. Mounted and framed and supplied with coa. Michael Jackson had a fascination with Walt Disney and anything child like and drew throughout his life.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 459: Poole Silver Plate tea set

Estimate: £200 - £300

Poole silver plate six piece tea set, in "Lancaster Rose" pattern, to include: coffee pot (11 1/2" h), teapot (10" h), hot water pot on stand (14" h), creamer (5 1/4" h), covered sugar (7 3/4" h) and tray (30 1/4" l x 20 1/4" w).


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 460: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1998).

Estimate: £1250 - £2000

An untitled drawing by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His drawing is rendered in crayons and signed JMB on the bottom of the page. It's been mounted and framed and is supplied with coa. Along with Julian Schnabel, Kenny Scarf and Francesco Clemente, Basquiat was considered one of the leading figures of Neo-Expressionism, an art movement that reasserted the primacy of the human figure in contemporary art. In 1996 fellow Neo-Expressionist Schnabel directed a biopic of the artist’s tumultuous life with Jeffrey Wright starring as Basquiat and David Bowie as Warhol.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 460A: RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004): BRIGITTE BARDOT.

Richard Avedon Brigitte Bardot January 1959 in Paris Studio. 

16x12 inch photo, with white borders. Mounted and framed. Copyright stamped by Richard Avedon on verso. 

 


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 475: NAZI WORLD WAR II PHOTOS.

Estimate: £60 - £80

A collection of vintage World War II photos from 1939-1945 of German soliders. They measure from 3.75x2.5 inches to 2.5x1.5 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 490: Sam Shaw (1912-1999) - Marilyn Monroe, Amaganset beach, 1957.

Estimate: £200 - £300

Colour photo of Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw. 20x20 inches. On the back the photo its stamped by the artist's stamp and Sam Shaw Family Archives stamp. Edition: ‘8/10’ number written in pencil inside the Sam Shaw Family Archives stamp. On verso on the lower left side written in pencil ‘#3’. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 500A: SHERLOCK HOMES BRITISH 50P COINS.

X5 rare Sherlock homes British 50p coins.

A perfect gift for fans of Sherlock Holmes and the work of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 501: DOROTHEA TANNING (1910-2012).

Estimate: £2750 - £3250

Bateau bleu. Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, 1950, signed in pencil, numbered 122/200, published by Guilde de la Gravure, Geneva and Paris, with full margins, in good condition. Sheet: 19 ½ x 13 5/8 in. (495 x 346 mm.)


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 509: KEITH HARING (1958-1990).

Estimate: £600 - £800

A drawing by Keith Haring in black sharpie of a man being chased by a UFO, additionally signed. Size: 5x4 inches. Mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 525: Milton H. Greene - Marilyn Monroe from Pekingese Dog Sitting , 1955

Estimate: £300 - £500

In February 1955, Marilyn Monroe posed for a Look Magazine assignment, “Translations from the Orient.” Image 10x10 inches. C print, printed later. Milton H Greene stamped on verso. Mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 531: CECIL BEATON (1904-1980): AUDREY HEPBURN.

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle circa 1963 by photographer Cecil Beaton. Silver gelatin later print. Mounted and framed. 20x16 inches. Cecil Beaton stamp and Sotheby Beaton stamp on verso. Image: 18x14 inches.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 551: RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004): PABLO PICASSO.

Estimate: £800 - £1200

Picasso April 1958 by Richard Avedon. Printed later. The print is 20x16 inches,image is 18x14 inches and has a photograph by AVEDON stamp and copright Richard Avedon stamp on verso. It's mounted and framed.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 566: KYLIE MINOGUE (1968).

Estimate: £15 - £25

A collection of high quality 7x5 inch paparazzi press released photos of Kylie Minogue.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 596: SLASH (1965-).

Estimate: £50 - £75

A photo signed by Slash. Former Guns n Roses guitarist.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 600A: MILTON GREENE (1922-1985) - Marilyn Monroe from The Pekingese Dog Sitting 1955.

Estimate: £400 - £600

Shot by Milton Greene in 1955. This photograph of Marilyn Monroe is from a photoshoot which became known as "The Pekingese Dog Sitting" because Marilyn was accompanied by her hair stylist's dog during other photographs from the same series. Marilyn was shot in a gorgeous Bill Blass gown which became an integral part of the series. This black gown juxtaposed with the stark red background make these photographs hard to forget. 


C print.  Printed later
Image: 14x9.25 incheds.
Milton Greene stamp on verso
Mounted and framed


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 607: PAIR OF CLOISONNE DOUBLE DRAGONS GARLIC VASE.

Estimate: £2000 - £2500

Chinese Imperial Double Dragons Gilt Bronze and Cloisonne Garlic Vases, Bulbous body slightly elongated neck, bulbous to gallery mouth, flared base. Imperial Five-Claws Dragon climbed encircling from opening mouth to the shoulder. Double Gilt band on neck, various colour of Lotus patterns decorated ribbon banded on shoulders. Geometrical archaic scrolling twigs recumbent a cat mask with bright eyes on the centre of the body. Mark on base, four script -KaiShu- character incised, KangXi Reign Period. Dimension: 12-1/4"H x 5-3/4"W (each), Weight: 3 LB (each)


Grade: Antiques/Collectables