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Kevin Costner, Nov/Dec 00
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ROCK AND ROLL The beat changes at Bonhams on November 8 with a rare trio of 1960s concert programs from soul man James Brown (est. $300$450). For Elvis aficionados, an ashtray pinched from the Imperial Suite at the Las Vegas Hilton in the 1970s, along with two butts from Hav-A-Tampa cigars that the King smoked there, is bound to draw interest (est. $300$450). Viewing: November 5, 11 a.m.3 p.m., November 67, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., November 8, 910:30 a.m. at Bonhams, 65 Lots Road, Chelsea/London. The auction starts at noon on November 8. Contact: Niki Roberts at 44/20-7393-3952.
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Science-minded auction action begins on November 1 at Bonhams London with a lacquered brass microscope with ground glass lenses from the 1860s by Andrew Ross of London, one of the best-known microscope makers of the nineteenth century. It comes with accessories and its original mahogany case (est. $1,500$2,250). Contact: Alexander Crum Ewing at 44/20-7393-3950. Viewing: October 29, 11 a.m.3 p.m.; October 30 and 31, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.; auction: 9 a.m.10:30 a.m. at Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London.
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART AND DESIGN On December 6, Christie's London mounts its first-ever sale devoted exclusively to Italian paintings, sculpture, furniture and decorative arts of the twentieth century. Offerings range from a Cubist-styled Nature Morte, a 1913 oil painting by the Italian Futurist Gino Severini (est. $300,000 $450,000), to the 1980 "Tramonto a New York," a foam-cushioned sofa that resembles the New York skyline at sunset, by Gaetano Pesce. Viewing: December 16 by appointment only; auction: 7 p.m. at Christie's London, 8 King Street, St. James. Contact: Brett Gorvy at 44/20-7839-9060 (paintings) or Simon Andrews at 44/20-7321-3236 (design). --JT
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