Bonhams Fall Highlights On View In San Francisco

San Francisco – Between 18 and 22 October Bonhams San Francisco will exhibit 40 lots from the company's marquee sales taking place in New York and Los Angeles this fall. The fall auctions represented in the exhibition include Modern & Impressionist Art, Post-War & Contemporary Art, American Paintings, New York Jewelry, Popular Culture, Asian Works of Art, Prints & Multiples, History of Science and Technology and more.

Head of Bonhams San Francisco office, Victoria Richardson, said: "We are delighted to be exhibiting such a wide variety of exciting pieces ahead of our marquee fall sales in New York and Los Angeles. To see a work by Matisse next to a letter written by Steve Jobs and all the while a pair of Tiffany & Co 'Gold Rush' boxes glinting in your periphery, is something that can only happen at an auction house. We look forward to welcoming everyone who loves the arts to this very special show."

Highlights of the view include:

• Two extraordinary rarities from The Beatles' earliest years, handwritten set lists from live performances held in 1960 and 1963. Both are estimated at $150,000 – 250,000. Music Memorabilia, Los Angeles, October 28.

• Prince: An Important Early-Stage Costume, 1983. Worn the night of his first-ever live performance of 'Purple Rain'. Estimate $80,000-120,000

• Thomas Hill (1829-1908) Picnic Near Mt.Chocorua. On offer at the American Art sale in New York on November 18. Estimate $200,000 – 300,000.

• A handwritten letter by Steve Jobs to one of his closest high school friends.the first time an item such as this has ever come to auction. Los Angeles History of Science and Technology Estimate $200,000 – 300,000. History of Science and Technology, Los Angeles, November 3.

• Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Portrait de Femme. Estimate $100,000 – 150,000. Impressionist and Modern Art, New York, November 10.

• Grace Hartigan, Bony Labyrinth, 1967, acrylic on canvas. Estimate $200,000 – 300,000 Post War & Contemporary, New York, 11 November.

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