Okay, maybe it’s not a real bear, nor is it an actual monkey, but “Bear Riding a Monkey” is as apt a description as any. What we have here is a video about a bear mascot in Japan riding a Honda Monkey. Why? Because it’s Japan. Perhaps a bit of background is necessary. The bear […]
Bonhams To Auction Bruce Smith Collection Of Original Illustrations
On October 20, Bonhams will be auctioning off a collection of original illustrations by Bruce Smith from the 1960s and 1970s.
Each one will be signed by Smith on heavy cartridge paper. The collection is comprised of cutaway illustrations of a 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc, Chris Vincent’s 1964 BSA 650cc A65 Race Outfit, and a 1966 Greeves Racer, the largest of this series being 45cm x 62cm. The next series is of six profile illustrations for the 1950 AJS Porcupine, 1963 Gilera 500cc, KTT Velocette, 500cc Manx Norton, Moto Guzzi racer, and 1939 BMW, each 41 x 60cm.
Next there are three smaller profiles for the Honda 750 Four, Kawasaki 900 Super 4, and Moto Morini 350cc Twin, a cutaway illustration of Fred Marsden’s 488cc V8 engine, a pencil montage of illustrations for a Kawasaki race machine, three smaller illustrations, some photographs, and a quantity of proof prints and MCN pages featuring Smith’s work.
For more information on the auction, visit the Bonhams auction page here.