1924 Vauxhall 30/98hp OE Velox Tourer

Issue 57, Winter 2018

Editor's Letter: Lucinda Bredin

"In September, Bonhams staff gathered to say farewell to Robert Brooks, who had, as Chairman, transformed the auction house from three salerooms – Knightsbridge, Lots Road... and Honiton – to a global operation with thriving salerooms in New Bond Street, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. As Matthew Girling, the Global CEO, said, "It is the end of an era." It is also the ushering in of a new era, as the company welcomed our new Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra.

In this issue, Bruno reveals that he has been struck by how the passion for connoisseurship and working with clients underlies everything at Bonhams. As he says, "For everyone here, it's much more than a job – it's their way of life!" And, indeed, what a privilege it is to be surrounded by extraordinary works, the enthralling stories of how they were created – and the extraordinary people who have owned them. In this issue, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Page writes about his friend, the pianist Glenn Gould, whose annotated score of the Goldberg Variations is offered in New York in December. Just looking at Gould's score, with its angst-ridden criss-cross of lines, one can sense the electricity of his definitive recording.

Another unique creation that's coming up for auction is Henry Moore's alabaster Mask. As Claire Wrathall writes in her story about the work, Moore was plunged into depression until he found his creative voice by looking past Renaissance sculpture and connecting to Pre-Columbian art. The mask is stylised and yet, at the same time, full of humanity. Just as Moore's story allows one to see behind the mask, there are some astonishing drawings offered in December that reveal the workings of another creative mind. These are the sketchbooks of John Mollo, the great British costume designer, who was contacted by George Lucas to conjure up a universe for the young director's low-budget film, Star Wars. (Mollo was bang on the money when he described it as a "sort of space western, and one of the heroes is a dustbin".) Turn to page 34 to read Matthew Sweet's account of how Darth Vader came to life.

Enjoy the issue."

Lucinda Bredin

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The Ex-Peter Whitehead, John Bekaert, Bill de Selincourt,1959 Lister-Jaguar "Knobbly" 3.8-Litre Sports-Racing Two-Seater  Chassis no. BHL 103

Issue 57, Winter 2018

Editor's Letter: Lucinda Bredin

"In September, Bonhams staff gathered to say farewell to Robert Brooks, who had, as Chairman, transformed the auction house from three salerooms – Knightsbridge, Lots Road... and Honiton – to a global operation with thriving salerooms in New Bond Street, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. As Matthew Girling, the Global CEO, said, "It is the end of an era." It is also the ushering in of a new era, as the company welcomed our new Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra.

In this issue, Bruno reveals that he has been struck by how the passion for connoisseurship and working with clients underlies everything at Bonhams. As he says, "For everyone here, it's much more than a job – it's their way of life!" And, indeed, what a privilege it is to be surrounded by extraordinary works, the enthralling stories of how they were created – and the extraordinary people who have owned them. In this issue, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Page writes about his friend, the pianist Glenn Gould, whose annotated score of the Goldberg Variations is offered in New York in December. Just looking at Gould's score, with its angst-ridden criss-cross of lines, one can sense the electricity of his definitive recording.

Another unique creation that's coming up for auction is Henry Moore's alabaster Mask. As Claire Wrathall writes in her story about the work, Moore was plunged into depression until he found his creative voice by looking past Renaissance sculpture and connecting to Pre-Columbian art. The mask is stylised and yet, at the same time, full of humanity. Just as Moore's story allows one to see behind the mask, there are some astonishing drawings offered in December that reveal the workings of another creative mind. These are the sketchbooks of John Mollo, the great British costume designer, who was contacted by George Lucas to conjure up a universe for the young director's low-budget film, Star Wars. (Mollo was bang on the money when he described it as a "sort of space western, and one of the heroes is a dustbin".) Turn to page 34 to read Matthew Sweet's account of how Darth Vader came to life.

Enjoy the issue."

Lucinda Bredin

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1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Liter Saloon  Chassis no. BR2353 Engine no. BR2351

Issue 57, Winter 2018

Editor's Letter: Lucinda Bredin

"In September, Bonhams staff gathered to say farewell to Robert Brooks, who had, as Chairman, transformed the auction house from three salerooms – Knightsbridge, Lots Road... and Honiton – to a global operation with thriving salerooms in New Bond Street, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. As Matthew Girling, the Global CEO, said, "It is the end of an era." It is also the ushering in of a new era, as the company welcomed our new Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra.

In this issue, Bruno reveals that he has been struck by how the passion for connoisseurship and working with clients underlies everything at Bonhams. As he says, "For everyone here, it's much more than a job – it's their way of life!" And, indeed, what a privilege it is to be surrounded by extraordinary works, the enthralling stories of how they were created – and the extraordinary people who have owned them. In this issue, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Page writes about his friend, the pianist Glenn Gould, whose annotated score of the Goldberg Variations is offered in New York in December. Just looking at Gould's score, with its angst-ridden criss-cross of lines, one can sense the electricity of his definitive recording.

Another unique creation that's coming up for auction is Henry Moore's alabaster Mask. As Claire Wrathall writes in her story about the work, Moore was plunged into depression until he found his creative voice by looking past Renaissance sculpture and connecting to Pre-Columbian art. The mask is stylised and yet, at the same time, full of humanity. Just as Moore's story allows one to see behind the mask, there are some astonishing drawings offered in December that reveal the workings of another creative mind. These are the sketchbooks of John Mollo, the great British costume designer, who was contacted by George Lucas to conjure up a universe for the young director's low-budget film, Star Wars. (Mollo was bang on the money when he described it as a "sort of space western, and one of the heroes is a dustbin".) Turn to page 34 to read Matthew Sweet's account of how Darth Vader came to life.

Enjoy the issue."

Lucinda Bredin

Read more

Issue 57, Winter 2018

Editor's Letter: Lucinda Bredin

"In September, Bonhams staff gathered to say farewell to Robert Brooks, who had, as Chairman, transformed the auction house from three salerooms – Knightsbridge, Lots Road... and Honiton – to a global operation with thriving salerooms in New Bond Street, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. As Matthew Girling, the Global CEO, said, "It is the end of an era." It is also the ushering in of a new era, as the company welcomed our new Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra.

In this issue, Bruno reveals that he has been struck by how the passion for connoisseurship and working with clients underlies everything at Bonhams. As he says, "For everyone here, it's much more than a job – it's their way of life!" And, indeed, what a privilege it is to be surrounded by extraordinary works, the enthralling stories of how they were created – and the extraordinary people who have owned them. In this issue, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Page writes about his friend, the pianist Glenn Gould, whose annotated score of the Goldberg Variations is offered in New York in December. Just looking at Gould's score, with its angst-ridden criss-cross of lines, one can sense the electricity of his definitive recording.

Another unique creation that's coming up for auction is Henry Moore's alabaster Mask. As Claire Wrathall writes in her story about the work, Moore was plunged into depression until he found his creative voice by looking past Renaissance sculpture and connecting to Pre-Columbian art. The mask is stylised and yet, at the same time, full of humanity. Just as Moore's story allows one to see behind the mask, there are some astonishing drawings offered in December that reveal the workings of another creative mind. These are the sketchbooks of John Mollo, the great British costume designer, who was contacted by George Lucas to conjure up a universe for the young director's low-budget film, Star Wars. (Mollo was bang on the money when he described it as a "sort of space western, and one of the heroes is a dustbin".) Turn to page 34 to read Matthew Sweet's account of how Darth Vader came to life.

Enjoy the issue."

Lucinda Bredin

Read more
  1. The Ex-Peter Whitehead, John Bekaert, Bill de Selincourt,1959 Lister-Jaguar "Knobbly" 3.8-Litre Sports-Racing Two-Seater  Chassis no. BHL 103
  2. Henry Moore O.M., C.H. (British, 1898-1986) Mask 19.2 cm. (7 1/2 in.) high (Carved in 1929)
  3. BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION Sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09 ('Nimrod Expedition'), retained by explorer Eric Marshall, approximately 3360mm. (11 ft.) long; together with framed presentation plaque, stating "The Sledge, hanging above, was one of those used on the Expedition, & was presented to the School by Dr. Eric Marshall" (2)
  4. Antonio da Ros Momento vase, 1977 cm 26 h
  5. Howard Terpning (born 1927) Coffee Coolers Meet the Hostiles 32 x 52in (Painted in 1982.)
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  7. Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope: John Mollo's personal sketchbook Notes & Sketches 1, a custom bound volume containing important and detailed working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the film Star Wars, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains working for numerous military uniform designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm / Twentieth Century Fox, April 1975 - July 1976,
  8. A magnificent diamond ring
  9. Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) the complete set of eighty etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving, 1810-20, on heavy, absorbent wove paper, with watermarks J.G.O and a Palmette, fine, early impressions, from Harris' First Edition Ia, before corrections to the titles of plates 9, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39 and 47, printed in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano, published by the Real Academia de Nobles Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, 1863, all the full sheets but one plate reduced slightly at the right sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, bound as issued in eight groups of ten impressions with pale pink paper covers numbered in stencil on the front 1 to 8, with the title page and introductory text in the first bound folder, all folders in good conditionPlates 162 x 232mm. (6 5/8 x 9 1/4in.); Sheets 248 x 345mm. (9 7/8 x 13 1/2in.) 80
  10. THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO ELTON JOHN'S "YOUR SONG"
  11. 1924 Vauxhall 30/98hp OE Velox Tourer
  12. Le Pin 2015, Pomerol (1 double-magnum)
  13. 1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Liter Saloon  Chassis no. BR2353 Engine no. BR2351

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