The Music Machine Stephen M. Taylor
Lot 2
The Music Machine Stephen M. Taylor
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 2,900
Lot Details
The Music Machine
Stephen M. Taylor
Acrylic on fiberglass, signed by the artist.

Paying homage to the band Van Halen by utilizing the red, black and white colors of Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitar.

"In creating this piece, I chose to represent one aspect of the band above all else, which is the primary colors of Eddie Van Halen's guitar. Eddie took a simple piece of machinery and created art through it. The flat red, black and white juxtaposed striping of Eddie's guitars is as iconic as the band itself," notes artist Stephen M. Taylor.

Taylor's work combines action, intensity of emotion, love of fluidity and aggressive objects, and a detailed exploration of line and value shifts within a 2D plane. His work strives to find harmony and balance with line and value, using each interchangeably as the equal combination of the two produces a piece of art that is compelling, exciting, and balanced. Taylor's work ranges in size from 8" x 11" to 190" x 40" and expresses emotions of love, joy, peace and patience. Taylor uses objects both known and unknown to the human subconscious mind and presents to the viewer an array of imagery that is both aggressive and harmoniously interactive. All the patterns and brushstrokes of his work allow for a connection with the viewer's subconscious mind in ways that only the individual observer can control.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Lucy Carr
    Auction Administration - Entertainment Memorabilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, United States 90046
    Work +1 323 436 5467
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843
Similar items
Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina Model B, together withUpfeld roll cabinet Phillips Paganini Style 2 Cabinet Piano plus 300 re-cut rolls Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976) The Organ Grinder  37.2 x 27 cm. (14 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.) Mortier 84 key Astrid Cafe Orchestrion c.1920 Stutz "Bearcat Special" Two Seater  Chassis no. G-3096 Engine no. G-3096 Sold in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust