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"

Sunday 26 June 2011

James Bond 007 Annual Artwork

Back cover artwork from the 1965 "James Bond 007 Annual" published by World Distributors. Artwork by R. W. Smethurst

Hungarian Bond Books

Hungarian paperback editions released in 1990 by I.P.C. Könyvek: A GYÉMÁNT ÖRÖK (Diamonds Are Forever) CSAK KÉTSZER ÉLSZ (You Only Live Twice) Cover art by Zsolt Szatmár. Thanks to István for sharing these!

Saturday 18 June 2011

Diamonds Are Forever Concept Artwork

Diamonds Are Forever, 1971, concept artwork by Robert McGinnis, gouache and mixed media on board 86.5 x 47.5cm.

This artwork was auctioned at Christie's on 15 June 2011 and fetched a staggering £79,250 ($129,574).

Saturday 11 June 2011

French Book Cover

French espionage guide book cover. Thanks to Robert for finding this!

Carte Blanche

Three variations of the UK "Carte Blanche" hardcover edition: Signed and numbered (1500) collectors edition with black cover (left), Waterstone special edition, numbered (750) and signed (middle) and the regular retail edition (right).

MI6 Confidential

The latest issue of MI6 Confidential magazine has an interesting article about concept art by Peter Rubin for the game "Everything Or Nothing" plus some rare Casino Royale book covers from my collection. Head over to MI6 HQ for more info.

Sunday 5 June 2011

Comic Covers

Issue 16-19 Zig Zag James Bond comic book covers from 1969. The comics were sold in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Number 18 looks like Bond's little brother to me...