A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Lot 1
A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium

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A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
A painting of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963. Oil on canvas by Robert McGinnis, framed. Robert Osborne won this painting in a contest given by Motion Picture magazine when they featured it on their March 1963 cover. The magazine later ran an ad in the magazine declaring the winner: "The Editors of MOTION PICTURE take pleasure in announcing the winner of the Cleopatra contest! / Mr. Bob Osborne." The ad then proceeds to give out Osborne's home address in Los Angeles! The painting captures Taylor's regal essence, in various shades of red and gold, as the doomed Egyptian queen. The magazine cover, the original contest page, the announcement of the winner, and a list of actresses who had played Cleopatra in the past are mounted on the reverse.
Provenance: The Estate of Robert Osborne
17.25 x 21.25 x 1 in.
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