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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1888 - d. 1986

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        • BONESTELL, Chesley (1888-1986) – BARDELL, James. Sundown. 1...
          Nov. 10, 2023

          BONESTELL, Chesley (1888-1986) – BARDELL, James. Sundown. 1...

          Est: $250 - $450

          BONESTELL, Chesley (1888-1986) – BARDELL, James. Sundown. 1937. Pictorial map of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Includes a matching key print to the panorama, by J.C. Bardell, labeling Bay Area landmarks. Size of larger 8 ¼ x 24”. Key print linen backed; panorama unbacked. Minor abrasions. A/A-.

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        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40¾x27 inches, 103½x68½ cm. Lath
          Nov. 09, 2023

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40¾x27 inches, 103½x68½ cm. Lath

          Est: $5,000 - $7,500

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40 3/4x27 inches, 103 1/2x68 1/2 cm. Latham Litho. & Ptg. Co., Long Island City. Condition B: repaired tear from bottom edge, through central left image; repaired tears with overpainting, creases and restoration in margins and image. California-born Bonestell "was an American pioneer of space art who helped popularize manned space travel. He is well known for his cover art for science fiction magazines . . . as well as many books such as The Conquest of Space, The Exploration of Mars, and Beyond the Solar System" (https://www.bonestell.org/). In the 1920s, he lived in New York, and helped design some of the iconic Art Deco facades and architectural elements for the Chrysler building, the New York Central Building, and many office and apartment buildings around the city. He also collaborated on the designs for the Plymouth Rock Memorial, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and various state capitols. It is not too surprising then, that he could render this mesmerizing and dramatic nighttime view down Park Avenue of the New York Central Building, a modern ziggurat, in all its glory. Construction on the building began in 1927 and was completed in 1929, at which point it was the tallest building in "Terminal City," the developed area that covered all of the tracks in the terminal. Zega p. 75.

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        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40½x26¾ inches, 102¾x68 cm. Lath
          Nov. 23, 2021

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40½x26¾ inches, 102¾x68 cm. Lath

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 40 1/2x26 3/4 inches, 102 3/4x68 cm. Latham Litho & ptg co., Long Island City. Condition A-: minor repaired tears and pin holes in margins; repaired tear in upper left image; minor creases in margins and image. Framed. California-born Bonestell "was an American pioneer of space art who helped popularize manned space travel. He is well known for his cover art for science fiction magazines . . . as well as many books such as The Conquest of Space, The Exploration of Mars, and Beyond the Solar System" (https://www.bonestell.org/). In the 1920s, he lived in New York, and helped design some of the iconic Art Deco facades and architectural elements for the Chrysler building, the New York Central Building, and many office and apartment buildings around the city. He also collaborated on the designs for the Plymouth Rock Memorial, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and various state capitols. It is not too surprising then, that he could render this mesmerizing and dramatic nighttime view down Park Avenue of the New York Central Building, a modern ziggurat, in all its glory. Construction on the building began in 1927 and was completed in 1929, at which point it was the tallest building in "Terminal City," the developed area that covered all of the tracks below in the terminal. Zega p. 75.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) Queen of Sheba 14 1/2 x 9 3/8in (36.8 x 23.8cm)
          Nov. 24, 2020

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) Queen of Sheba 14 1/2 x 9 3/8in (36.8 x 23.8cm)

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) Queen of Sheba signed 'Chesley Bonestell' (lower right) oil and graphite on drafting paper 14 1/2 x 9 3/8in (36.8 x 23.8cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929.
          Oct. 15, 2020

          Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929.

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING / AT THE GATEWAY TO A CONTINENT. Circa 1929. 41x27 inches, 104x68 1/2 cm. Latham Litho & ptg co., Long Island City. Condition B / B+: partially-replaced margins; extensive expert-overpainting in margins and lower text; creases and restoration in image. California-born Bonestell "was an American pioneer of space art who helped popularize manned space travel. He is well known for his cover art for science fiction magazines . . . as well as many books such as The Conquest of Space, The Exploration of Mars, and Beyond the Solar System" (https://www.bonestell.org/). In the 1920s, he lived in New York, and helped design some of the iconic Art Deco facades and architectural elements for the Chrysler building, the New York Central Building, and many office and apartment buildings around the city. He also collaborated on the designs for the Plymouth Rock Memorial, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and various state capitols. It is not too surprising then, that he could render this mesmerizing and dramatic nighttime view down Park Avenue of the New York Central Building, a modern ziggurat, in all it's glory. Construction on the building began in 1927 and was completed in 1929, at which point it was the tallest building in "Terminal City," the developed area that covered all of the tracks below in the terminal. Zega p. 75.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Chesley Bonestell, Lilies and Ducks, 1960s.
          Jan. 25, 2020

          Chesley Bonestell, Lilies and Ducks, 1960s.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Bonestell, Chesley Knight, (American, 1888-1986). Landscape depicting a pond with mallard ducks and water lilies. 1960s. Oil on shade cloth. Signed l.l. 27" x 37. Condition: Few areas of wear and creasing. Provenance: Requires third party professional art handlers or shippers for transportation, we will provide a list of preferred shippers.

          Quinn's Auction Galleries
        • Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and Treasure Island 21 1/2 x 48in
          Aug. 06, 2019

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and Treasure Island 21 1/2 x 48in

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and Treasure Island signed 'CHESLEY BONESTELL' (lower right) oil on canvasboard 21 1/2 x 48in Footnotes Provenance Stecher Traung Schmidt Co. Lithographers, San Francisco, California. Gift from the above circa 1970. Private collection, Northern California, by family descent.

          Bonhams
        • Chesley Bonestell Cathedral Gouache and Pencil
          Feb. 17, 2019

          Chesley Bonestell Cathedral Gouache and Pencil

          Est: -

          Chesley Bonestell (American, 1888-1986) architectural scene depicting cathedral, signed in pencil lower right, gouache and pencil on canvas. Image: 21” H x 13.25” W; frame: 29.25” H x 20.75” W x 1” D. Minor indentations in image. From the Estate of architect Hugh Hardy.

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        • Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge 24 x 33 1/4in overall: 36 1/4 x 45in
          Nov. 19, 2018

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge 24 x 33 1/4in overall: 36 1/4 x 45in

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) A panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge signed 'CHESLEY BONESTELL' (lower right)oil and graphite on drafting paper24 x 33 1/4inoverall: 36 1/4 x 45in The present work depicts fishermen on the Marin Headlands at Point Bonita with a view of the Western facade of the Golden Gate Bridge toward the East Bay, and Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower visible beyond.

          Bonhams
        • Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) An aerial view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge 33 x 27in overall: 40 x 34in
          Nov. 19, 2018

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) An aerial view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge 33 x 27in overall: 40 x 34in

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888-1986) An aerial view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge signed 'CHESLEY BONESTELL' (lower left)oil on artist board33 x 27inoverall: 40 x 34inPainted circa 1939 LiteratureRon Miller and Frederick C. Durant III, The Art of Chesley Bonestell, New York, 2001, p. 31, pp. 121-122 (related works for the Golden Gate International Exposition).The present work depicts the Marin Headlands in the foreground, with a view south toward the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco beyond. Bonestell first rendered the Golden Gate Bridge from architectural plans in 1932 for chief engineer Joseph Strauss. He continued to illustrate it through its construction phase in the 1930s, culminating in projects for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.

          Bonhams
        • Original 1939 SF Golden Gate Expo Bridges Poster Sherwin-Williams
          Nov. 03, 2018

          Original 1939 SF Golden Gate Expo Bridges Poster Sherwin-Williams

          Est: $300 - $500

          Artist: Bonestell, Chesley 1888 - 1986. Sherwin-Williams Paints (San Francisco Golden Gate Expo). Technique: Photo/Offset 1939. Size: 24 x 35.8 in. (61 x 91 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) on linen, small tears and minimal staining at the edges. Estimate: $500. Reserve / Starting Price: $300.

          PosterConnection Inc.
        • Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888 - 1986) Oil.
          Sep. 13, 2017

          Chesley Knight Bonestell (1888 - 1986) Oil.

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          Fabulous Oil on Board Painting. Titled "A Winter Day on Mars, Near the Pole". 14" x 11". Fantastic Provenance. This painting is inscribed on the back "Given to Willy Ley by Chesley Bonestell". It has been signed on the back by Soyuz Cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov. Signed by Apollo Astronauts Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton and Vance Brand as well as being signed by Carl Sagan. Incredibly accurate depiction of the Mars surface as has been shown with recent images coming back from Mars. The painting has an exhibition label from the Hudson River Museum where it was exhibited from 8/20/88-11/20/88. Chance to own not only a great Bonestell original but a painting with historical interest as well. Originally published in black and white on page 187 of "The Art of Chesley Bonestell" by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III with Melvin H. Schuetz (London: Paper Tiger, 2001).

          Weiss Auctions
        • Chesley Bonestell, American1888-1986 Nebula O/B
          May. 20, 2017

          Chesley Bonestell, American1888-1986 Nebula O/B

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          Chesley Bonestell (American,1888-1986), Oil on illustration board. "The Great Nebula in Andromeda". This image was used for advertising by Shell Chemical Corporation in these publications: Business Week, Dec. 24, 1955, Scientific American, Feb. 1956 and Fortune, Feb. 1956.Initialed lower left corner,"C.B." (ARCARA4301) [PR] Measurements:Sight: 15" x 11" Frame: 22.25 x 17.75 Condition:Good

          Litchfield Auctions
        • Chesley Bonestell vintage original concept painting for War of the Worlds.
          Jun. 30, 2016

          Chesley Bonestell vintage original concept painting for War of the Worlds.

          Est: $8,000 - $10,000

          927. Chesley Bonestell vintage original concept painting for War of the Worlds. (Paramount, 1953) Accomplished in oil on artists’ board with 14.25 x 16.25 in. visible through wooden mat by the groundbreaking painter, designer, and illustrator Chesley Bonestell. Considered the “Father of Modern Space Art”, Bonestell defined the very look of Sci-Fi design in the era with his distinctive visual art and work on films such as Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, and Conquest of Space. In addition, Bonestell worked as a matte painter, creating impressive settings for classics like Citizen Kane and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The War Machine in the Bonestell’s chilling alien invasion scene is loosely based on George Pal’s own early concept, and features an early attempt at the rotating “goose-neck” that later became the iconic “cobra-head” design made famous by the film. The painting also features two early concepts of what a Martian might look like prior to the much-later concept of a lobster-red, spindly creature with a three-lensed single eye. Bonestell’s concept was, obviously, much more anthropomorphic. The painting is also interesting from the standpoint that the artist took a stab at creature design, which he was not at all known to do in his long and illustrious career. Signed and titled by the artist in pencil at bottom right, “Chesley Bonestell – War of the Worlds”. This is one of only two pieces of original art that are known to have survived from this landmark film as all others were destroyed in a 1961 Bel Air fire at George Pal’s home. Presented in a vintage wooden frame measuring 20.25 x 23 in and retaining a label from Bonestell’s gallery on the verso. Unexamined out of frame. Presents in vintage fine condition. $8,000 - $10,000

          Profiles in History
        • Old Original 1939 Golde Gate Expo Poster San Francisco
          May. 07, 2016

          Old Original 1939 Golde Gate Expo Poster San Francisco

          Est: $300 - $500

          Artist: Bonestell, Chesley 1888 - 1986. The Golden Gate International Exposition. Technique: Letterpress Print 1939. Size: 18.8 x 24.8 in. (48 x 63 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) on linen, small restored tears and needle hole losses in the margins, minimal edge staining. Estimate: 500. Starting Bid: 300.

          PosterConnection Inc.
        • New York Central Building. 1930
          Oct. 11, 2015

          New York Central Building. 1930

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          Artist: CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) Size: 26 3/4 x 40 5/8 in./68 x 103.2 cm Latham Litho., Long Island City, N.Y. This romanticized nighttime view of the New York Central Building, a major element in the Grand Central Station complex on 46th Street in Manhattan, looks south on Park Avenue. Almost fifty years after the 1929 edifice was designed by the noted architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore, it was renamed the Helmsley Building to honor its owner, New York real-estate mogul Harry Helmsley. With the emphasis here on glamour and prestige, we get only a hint of the ambitious design at the base of the 34-story building: two arched portals which allow automobiles to bypass street traffic below, flanked, in turn, by smaller rectangular portals opening onto pedestrian shopping arcades. Surprisingly, the building today looks better than it did at the time of the poster, thanks to the efforts of Helmsley, who revised the roof and facade in 1978 with gilding. Sadly, it's difficult not to mention the marring of this spectacular urban vista by the inclusion of the 58-story high Pan Am building, whose Met Life renaming did nothing to change its invasive shortcomings.

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        • Old ORIGINAL 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate Expo Poster
          Oct. 25, 2014

          Old ORIGINAL 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate Expo Poster

          Est: $360 - $600

          Bonestell, Chesley 1888 - 1986. 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Letterpress Print/Offset 1939. Size: 14.1 x 20.8 in. (36 x 53 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-/B+) minor surface creases, minimal foxing on the left.

          PosterConnection Inc.
        • Chesley Bonestell New York Central Building
          Sep. 15, 2013

          Chesley Bonestell New York Central Building

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Chesley Bonestell (American, 1888-1986) "New York Central Building," 1930, color lithograph, 39.75" x 25.75", signed in plate, framed

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • New York Central Building. 1930
          Nov. 18, 2012

          New York Central Building. 1930

          Est: $6,000 - $7,000

          Artist: CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) Size: 27 x 40 5/8 in./68.6 x 103.2 cm Latham Litho., Long Island City, N.Y. A romanticized nighttime view of the New York Central Building, a major element in the Grand Central Station complex, on 46th Street in Manhattan, looking south on Park Avenue. Almost fifty years after the 1929 edifice was designed by the noted architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore, it was renamed the Helmsley Building to honor its owner, New York real-estate mogul Harry Helmsley. With the emphasis here on glamour and prestige, we get only a hint of the ambitious design at the base of the 34-story building: two arched portals which allow automobiles to bypass street traffic below, flanked, in turn, by smaller rectangular portals opening onto pedestrian shopping arcades. Surprisingly, the building today looks better than it did at the time of the poster, thanks to the efforts of Helmsley, who revised the roof and facade in 1978 with gilding. Sadly, it’s difficult not to mention the marring of this spectacular urban vista by the inclusion of the 58-story high Pan Am building, whose Met Life renaming did nothing to change its invasive shortcomings.

          Poster Auctions International Inc
        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING. 39x26 inches, 101x67 cm.
          Aug. 03, 2011

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986). NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING. 39x26 inches, 101x67 cm.

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (1888-1986) NEW YORK CENTRAL BUILDING. 39 3/4x26 1/2 inches, 101x67 1/2 cm. Condition B: expertly recreated top and bottom margins; restored losses and restoration in image; abrasions in image. Zega p. 75.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Lithograph, Chesley Bonstell, Saturn
          Jan. 09, 2011

          Lithograph, Chesley Bonstell, Saturn

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Framed color lithograph, ''Saturn as seen from Titan'', by Chesley Bonestell (Californian, 1888-1986), signed ''Chesley Bonestell'' lower left, sight: 18.5''h x 23.5''w, overall: 27''h x 31.5''w

          Clars Auctions
        • Old ORIGINAL 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate Expo Poster
          Nov. 06, 2010

          Old ORIGINAL 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate Expo Poster

          Est: $360 - $600

          Bonestell, Chesley 1888 - 1986 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition Letterpress Print/Offset 1939 14.1 x 20.8 in. (36 x 53 cm) Printer: no information Description / Details: (A)

          PosterConnection Inc.
        • CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) THE TROPICAL VILLA.
          Aug. 25, 2010

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) THE TROPICAL VILLA.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Gouache on board architectural rendering of a fine lavish stucco building with side building extensions showing a semicircular manicured lawn with colorful foundation flowers scaled by a tall palm tree and two people walking. Signed lower right. Also, identifying the architect in bottom left "C.C. Wendehack, Architect" who was known for designing Country Clubs. Housed in a modern decorative frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 22" x 16-1/4". CONDITION: Very good. 9-99025

          James D. Julia
        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Ship Ready for
          Aug. 17, 2010

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Ship Ready for

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Ship Ready for Return Trip, The Conquest of Space cover preliminary, 1949 Oil and graphite on canvas 31 x 33 in. Not signed

          Heritage Auctions
        • Bonestell, Chesley - Saturn Seen from Enceledus, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow book illustration
          May. 06, 2010

          Bonestell, Chesley - Saturn Seen from Enceledus, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow book illustration

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Saturn Seen from Enceledus, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow book illustration, 1972 Oil on board 13 x 17.5 in. Signed lower left This illustration appeared on pages 75-76 in the book, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow, by famed author Arthur C. Clarke and Chesley Bonestell, Little. Brown and Company, 1972. "Saturn Seen From Enceledus. Enceledus, third moon of Saturn, is 148,000 miles out. The second moon, Mimas, is visible in the plane of the rings." A copy of the book and a photograph of the painting taken at an exhibition are included in this lot.

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        • Bonestell, Chesley - Crashing the Unknown, AirResearch Mfg. ad, Aviation Week
          May. 06, 2010

          Bonestell, Chesley - Crashing the Unknown, AirResearch Mfg. ad, Aviation Week

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Crashing the Unknown, AirResearch Mfg. ad, Aviation Week, August 21, 1950 Oil on board 15.5 x 17.5 in. Signed lower right

          Heritage Auctions
        • Bonestell, Chesley - Saturn Viewed from Titan
          May. 06, 2010

          Bonestell, Chesley - Saturn Viewed from Titan

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American, 1888-1986) Saturn Viewed from Titan, c. 1952 Oil on board 18.25 x 23 in. Signed lower left This is perhaps the most famous and recognized image Bonestell ever painted. This scene spotlights the same view as the famous plate XXXVI, page 132, of The Conquest of Space. As one of his favorite subjects, Bonestell painted this fantastic view at least seven times, according to Frederick C. Durant III, conservator of the Bonestell estate. Bonestell created this piece for his daughter, Jane Webster, now deceased, who later gave the painting to Boyd Jarrell, nephew of William C. Estler, the Chesley Bonestell curator. This painting was previewed at an exhibit of 31 Bonestell space paintings shown at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in October 1957. Nine of the paintings exhibited there, including the Saturn painting, are featured in an article, which appeared in the October 1957 issue of the Griffith Observer. The painting was also exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences in 1988, and it was exhibited in the inaugural group show at the SF Museum. This piece has been published in approximately ten publications prior to being showcased on page 59 of The Frank Collection, Paper Tiger, 1999. This scene was also used for a limited edition print.

          Heritage Auctions
        • Chesley K. Bonestell American, 1888-1986 Provincial Landscape
          Jun. 17, 2009

          Chesley K. Bonestell American, 1888-1986 Provincial Landscape

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Chesley K. Bonestell American, 1888-1986 Provincial Landscape Signed Chelsey Bonestell (ll) Oil on canvas 20 1/2 x 30 inches

          Doyle New York
        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Exploring
          Oct. 15, 2008

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Exploring

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Exploring Copernicus, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction illustration, October, 1969 Oil on board 15 x 26 in. Signed lower right This popular scene was first used as the inside front cover illustration for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1969. Seen in a modified version to fit that cover, this art was later re-published in Future Life magazine, April 1978, and in the book, Space Art by Ron Miller, Starlog Press, 1978. This classic was also printed in Sky and Telescope magazine, July 1979, and in the book, Worlds Beyond, by Fred Durant and Ron Miller, Donning Co.,1983. According to Miller, this work was based on the famous Lunar Orbiter image of Copernicus, which was taken in 1966. This painting was reproduced on pages 44-45 of Great Fantasy Art Themes From The Frank Collection by Jane and Howard Frank. Exhibited: The inaugural group show at the Science Fiction Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2004. From the Frank Collection.

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        • CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Crashing
          Oct. 15, 2008

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Crashing

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          CHESLEY BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Crashing the Unknown, 1950 Oil on board 16 x 18 in. Signed lower right This piece was published as an advertisement for AiResearch Mfg Co., in Aviation Week magazine, August 21, 1950. The ad also appeared in Fortune magazine and Scientific American in September of the same year. This scene depicts a, "Sunset on June 30th, 500 miles above a point 400 miles WNW of San Francisco." This painting was also reproduced on page 13 of Melvin H. Schuetz's book, A Chesley Bonestell Space Art Chronology This painting was reproduced on page 43 of Great Fantasy Art Themes From The Frank Collection by Jane and Howard Frank. A copy of the published advertisement is included in this lot. From the Frank Collection.

          Heritage Auctions
        • Chesley Bonestell Poster New York Central Building
          Jun. 03, 2007

          Chesley Bonestell Poster New York Central Building

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Chesley K. Bonestell (American 1888 - 1986), New York Central Building travel poster; Latham Litho & Ptg. Co. Long Island City, NY; 40 3/4" x 26 7/8"; signed in the print. Very good condition-no damage.

          Ripley Auctions
        • Chesley Bonestell Poster New York Central Building
          Jun. 03, 2007

          Chesley Bonestell Poster New York Central Building

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Chesley K. Bonestell (American 1888 - 1986), New York Central Building travel poster; Latham Litho & Ptg. Co. Long Island City, NY; 40 3/4" x 26 7/8". Slight wrinkling upper left corner, intermittent 16" scratch in background upper left, slight color loss lower right, 1" tear lower border, and 1" tear right border.

          Ripley Auctions
        • CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)
          Nov. 09, 2006

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Egypt Destroyed by Meteors, 1950 Oil on board 17-1/4 x 15-1/4in. Signed lower left This Week newspaper magazine, April 2, 1950, original magazine cover illustration This scene illustrates a theory of Immanuel Velikovsky, an early science fiction writer. This work is reproduced on page 173 of the monograph, The Art of Chesley Bonestell by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III

          Heritage Auctions
        • CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)
          Nov. 09, 2006

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Flooding of Yucatan; Rain of Meteorites on China; Parting of the Red Sea and Fall of Jericho, tryptich, 1950 Oil on board 5-1/2 x 21in. Each scene initialed at the bottom This Week newspaper magazine, April 2, 1950, original magazine article illustration This work is reproduced on page 173 of the monograph, The Art of Chesley Bonestell by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III

          Heritage Auctions
        • CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)
          Nov. 09, 2006

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986)

          Est: $5,000 - $105,000

          CHESLEY K. BONESTELL (American 1888 - 1986) Destruction of New York City by a Hydrogen Bomb, 1952 Oil on board 20 x 16in. Signed lower left Look magazine, April 21, 1953, original magazine cover illustration This work is reproduced on page 71 of the monograph, The Art of Chesley Bonestell by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III

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