Where it all began for Kate Moss
This felt crown featured in a photo shoot organised by Claire Hall and Kate Garner in 1989 to promote projects they were both working on. The photographer, Kate Garner, who was already known as part of the new-wave pop project Haysi Fantayzee, spotted Kate Moss amongst the hundreds of model cards at the Storm model agency to use in the shoot. Moss, who was only 14 years old at the time, was given permission to leave school early and was chaperoned from Croydon to studios in Old Street, East London.
The felt crown used on the shoot had been given directly by leading British milliner Stephen Jones to the stylist Claire Hall who used it as an accessory for the photo shoot. i-D magazine commissioned the photographs after the shoot for use in their May 1989 issue based on the reputation of the photographer Kate Garner.
A felt crown worn by Kate Moss, aged 14, on her first magazine photo-shoot — by Stephen Jones, 1987/8. Applied with alternating mirrors and coloured fabric spirals 7 in. (18 cm.) diameter. Sold together with a copy of i-D magazine, No. 69, May 1989, featuring the photo shoot on page 68-70, and a letter of authenticity from stylist Claire Hall and an unpublished photograph by Kate Garner of Kate Moss wearing the present lot. Estimate: £5,000-8,000 ($7,900-13,000). Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Kate Garner. This work and all those below are offered in our Out of the Ordinary sale on 10 September at Christie's South Kensington
At the time, Kate Moss had been signed to the Storm Model Management but was unknown to the fashion world. It was her subsequent photoshoot for The Face, titled ‘The 3rd Summer of Love’, which launched her into a career as one of the most recognisable models of her generation.
Desired by all Dead Heads
A rare and important first printing concert poster Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 16th — 17th September 1966, — (FD 26). More commonly known as the Skull and Roses, designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. 20 x 14 1/4in. (50.6 x 36cm.) Estimate: £6,000-9,000 ($9,400-14,000)
The most celebrated poster from the Family Dog shows which took place at the Avalon Ballroom between 1966 and 1968 was designed by Stanley Mouses and Alton Kelley. It’s based on an illustration by 19th century artist Edward Joseph Sullivan, and features the skull and roses motif used by the Grateful Dead for the rest of their careers.
A very early item of Beatles merchandise
A rare Beatles portable four-speed record player, 1964. Accompanied by a 7” vinyl single Free as a Bird, 1995; and a book The Beatles Up To Date, 1964. 5 ¾ x 17 ¾ x 9 ¾ (14.5 x 45 x 25cm). Estimate: £2,000-4,000 ($3,200-6,300)
One of the earliest examples of licensed Beatles merchandise, these record players were manufactured in a limited run of 5,000 and very few have survived. The blue case with hinged lid is decorated with a colour portrait of the Beatles and their facsimile signatures.
Feeling bullish? Well this could be the answer
The minotaur’s costume from the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2008 Production. Mounted on a stand with label to base Chronicles Of Narnia. Prince Caspian. 85 1/2 in. (217 cm.) high. Estimate: £4,000-6,000 ($6,300-9,400)
Comprising faux brown fur head mask and upper body suit with tail, foam latex horns and facial features, with glass eyes, this minotaur costume was worn in the second of the Chronicles of Narnia series. The film was the 10th highest grossing film of 2008.
Rocking A Clockwork Orange
A lacquered fibreglass sculpture entitled ‘Rocking Machine’. By Herman Makkink (1937-2013), from an edition of six. 16 in. (41 cm.) high; 29 1/2 in. (74.5 cm.) long. Estimate: £10,000-15,000 / $16,000-23,000
There are six in the edition of this 1969 sculpture, but only one was actually borrowed for the infamous scene in Kubrick’s 1969 A Clockwork Orange. Another of this edition sold at Philips in New York in 2010 for $25,000.
Despite not being the actual piece used in the film, the sculpture is a rare connection to A Clockwork Orange and memorabilia rarely comes to the market. The present lot was given as a gift to the vendor by Richard Lederer, who was head of Warner Brothers publicity department and a close friend of Stanley Kubrick.
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