Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Auction of Moore Painting

Auctioned for £5,400 at Bonham's in London today, quote from their site:
"James Bond: A portrait painting of Roger Moore, attributed to Robert McGinnis, 1974, believed to be the original 'The Man With The Golden Gun' poster artwork, subsequently used throughout the Roger Moore as James Bond promotional campaigns,large format watercolour and gouache on paper, mounted on board, unsigned, 30 x 36 inches"



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely this artwork is from Live and Let Die. It's on the cover art for the soundtrack. I remember buying the album and noticing that Moore's eyes are painted brown, like Connery's, but then you open up the cover and there's a photo of Moore with blue eyes.

Bob said...

Peter, I'm really glad you purchased this!

Next week, I guess we will all hear about the contest to win this?

Anonymous said...

I don`t think this is McGinnis at all. It is obviously based on what McGinnis did for both Live And Let Die and MWTGG, but judging from the execution of this paiting, it seems more likely to have been mae for some other campaing, related to the realease of the film.

Peter Lorenz said...

@ Bob: Don't I wish....

@ Anonymous2: I agree with you: The painting style, colours and format are very un-McGinnis. It's especially obvious when you look at the hands. But: I didn't want to spoil the fun for the buyer...

John Cox said...

Love it! Thanks for posting this.

pat said...

Definitively NOT McGinnis!
Nonetheless, it's a beautiful piece of art, perfect likeness of Roger.

Anonymous said...

I knew I had seen this somewhere before. A limited edition print has been made of it and signed by Robert McGinnis. A friend sent it to me. Looks pretty fantastic.