May 31st 2020 Auction. Ventura, California CA

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Featuring the Collection of Michael Salisbury, perhaps the most important Art Director, Star Maker and Image creator of the 20th century. His Biography: Mike Salisbury is recognized by his peers as one of the leading talents in American brand design and the man behind the imprint on a multitude of diverse products from Halo-the worlds most popular video game, Michael Jacksons white glove, Rolling Stone, Surfer and Playboy magazines, ONeill and Gotcha surfwear, Levis 501 jeans (a brand that Salisbury created) along with some of the worlds most recognized corporate branding and product design for companies like Volkswagen, Suzuki, Honda and Hasbrothe biggest toy company in the world.His work is everywhere in the motion picture industry. Mike helped created marketing campaigns for over 300 movies including Aliens, Jurassic Park, Romancing The Stone, Raiders of The Lost Ark and Moulin Rouge. In the film The People vs. Larry Flynt, Flynt defends the First Amendment based on a concept Mike Salisbury created for Hustler magazine.The exploding boxing gloves that interpreted Rocky IV to the world a Salisbury image so hot it became the visual symbol for the film that didnt need the title for identification. This visual metaphor became Salisburys most copied graphic. George Lucas collects Salisburys work and recommended him to Francis Ford Coppola who used Salisbury imagery creations in Apocalypse Now.His music industry work includes creating album covers for George Harrison, James Taylor, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, Ry Cooder, and Ike & Tina. Mike developed branding identities for Blue Note Records, RCA, United Artists Records and PolyGram. Mike has a Grammy for album design.Salisbury has taught design, advertising, illustration and photography at UCLA, Otis Art Institute and Art Center. He is a contributing editor and writer for Forbes, Mens Journal and other magazines and Salisbury has taken photographs for them as well as Vogue, Esquire, Newsweek and more. Mike has written articles about his own work and has reported on his motorcycling and surfing adventures all over the worldsurfing safaris to Fiji, Nicaragua, motorcycle adventures circumnavigating Alaska, dirt biking across Peru from the Pacific over the Andes to Machu Pichu, racing sport bikes from Milan to Corsica and Sardinia, offroading Baja and into the Brazilian Amazon from Bolivia. JetSkiing around the Florida Keys into the Grand Canyon and across the Gulf Stream from Miami to Bimini.Mike has photographs in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His design work is in the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Smithsonian. He has been invited to speak across the US, Europe and South America. His photography and graphic work have been featured in museum shows worldwide.Appointed to the Naval Academy, Annapolis by Congress Mike flunked the math test.Michael's work is well documented, but here are some websites for reference, as his influence in all this culture is extrodinary: http://www.onehellofaneye.com/

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Lot 1

Andy Warhol & Gang Photograph by Michael Salisbury

Private collection Photo taken by Salisbury during his time with Andy Warhol and gang; Michael explains Warhol wanted to be...

Lot 2

Mike Salisbury Photograph Roy Rodgers & Dale Evans

Includes the couple standing in front of Trigger wearing the famous Bohlin saddle with their dog Bullet underneath Trigger. ...

Lot 3

Maru original illustration "Game Fish"

Original illustration airbrush final for Magazine/print use, - measures 18" x 14" image size and is on a beveled mat. ...

Lot 4

1936 Freestanding Hi-Plane advertisement

17.5" x 11" original 1936 Hi-Plane Tobacco 10C advertisement, excellent condition from the private collection of Mike Salisbury

Lot 5

Original Illustration 'War in Concert' art

Mike Salisbury designed with David Willardson Illustration (signed) Airbrush on board measures 23" x 15" image , matted, plus...

Lot 6

Original James Taylor 'In the Pocket' Poster +++

Warner Records Vintage poster behind acrylic 25" x 19" with two record store cutout 24" displays. Photographed by Norman Seeff. ...

Lot 7

Mike Salisbury Evel Knievel photograph

limited edition signed by photographer Michael Salisbury verso, nicely framed - Image measures 16.5" x 10.25" from Salisbury's...

Lot 8

George Petty (1894-1975) Acme Beer Pin Up Ad

Acme Brewing Co. Los Angeles Vintage Advertisement Early Pinup Art "Petty Girl" cardboard hanging advertisement By George...

Lot 9

Vintage Surfing Magazine Cover Poster

Salisbury was the Art Director at Surfing Magazine, and designed this poster. It is indicative of his 'radical' design concepts....

Lot 10

Steve McQueen Levi's Billboard by Mike Salisbury

Photograph of the Billboard designed by Salisbury for Levi Straus & Co measures 3.5 " x 18.5, laminated, featuring Steve McQeen -...

Lot 11

1978 'The Buddy Holly Story' one sheet poster

Designed by Mike Salisbury - Columbia pictures theatrical one sheet poster for the movie starring Gary Busey measures approx ...

Lot 12

Large format 1973 Pirelli Pin Up Calendar + Hat

Art Director Derrick Forsyth Photographer Hans Feurer featuring models Eva Neilson, Kim Comma, Mariana, Chichinou, Kathy Couchaux...

Lot 13

Michael Jackson French Mag + Off the Wall Shirt

Rare Off the Wall French Memorial magazine and very limited edition T-Shirt: Invincible #8 French Magazine 2016 Michael Jackson...

Lot 14

Collection of Antique Cinema magazines

Movie Weekly featuring Marion Davies October 1922, Picture - Play 1924, Filmland 1958 magazine featuring Debbie Reynolds , and an...

Lot 15

1913-16 Los Angeles Sunday Times Fashion pages

Ten Los Angeles Sunday times fashion pages measuring 22.75" x 18.5" preserved in plastic sleeves featuring ladies in the fashion...

Lot 16

1995 Laguna Art Museum "Eye Tattooed America' show

Original 1995 July 29-October 8 Art Show poster designed by Michael Salisbury measures approx 33.25" x 21.5" and features tattoo...

Lot 17

LEVI's 501 Jeans signed Salisbury original ad

Levi's 501 Brand designer Michael Salisbury created this image for the Levi's 501 Jeans advertising campaign - "now cut for...

Lot 18

Mike Salisbury LEVI's 501 Jeans Orig. Photograph

Levi's 501 Brand designer Michael Salisbury showed this image as a part of the Laguna Art Museum's show on California Culture...

Lot 19

Salisbury designed Gotcha Sportswear Poster

With Salisbury Communications sticker measures 26" x 21.25"

Lot 20

1970 Ray Bradbury Original Developmental Art

Drawn by Bradbury and given to West Magazine Art Director Mike Salisbury to further create the art for Bradbury's short story to...

Lot 21

Nudie Cohn Photograph by Michael Salisbury

Nicely framed and mated, signed and numbed in the margin, features Hollywood's king of western wear Nudie Cohn in front of his...

Lot 22

Vintage Jamaican painted barber sign - Grace Jones

measures 24" x 24" circa 1960's??? The figure on the left haircut inspired Salisbury when he designed Grace Jones look through...

Lot 23

Albert Watson (1942) Photograph of Grace Jones

Grace Jones - limited edition Photograph by Albert Watson, given to Michael Salisbury who developed Grace Jones aesthetic and...

Lot 23A

Vamp - Grace Jones Poster prototype

Development Art for the Movie Poster under the Art direction of Michael Salisbury, form his personal collection

Lot 24

Albert Watson (1942) Original Photograph 'Jealousy

Original Album Art final "Jealousy", Photograph with Green eye (for Jealousy) transparency for final print work. Michael...

Lot 25

Original Donald Byrd 'Black Byrd' Album poster

The large format poster measures 28" x 42.5" and is framed behind plexiglas ready to hang, package also includes three additional...

Lot 26

Rickie Lee Jones Full Sheet Poster

Rickie Lee Jones promotional full sheet posted in a plexi frame measures approx 25" x 23" with a handwritten January 1981...

Lot 27

Salisbury's Grammy Award Ike & Tina album art

Ike & Tina's LIVE! two record set "The World of Ike & Tina original album art poster which The gatefold cover was created by Mike...

Lot 28

Mike Salisbury original portrait of Tina Turner

Limited edition 1/20 signed in the Margin, this photograph is from Salisbury's personal collection and comes nicely framed and...

Lot 28A

Michael Salisbury Photograph of Jimi Hendrix

taken in London by Salisbury while Hendrix was watching Eric Clapton play. Nicely framed behind glass in archival frame that...

Lot 29

Mike Salisbury Michael Jackson Iconic Photograph

Salisbury hired to develop and brand Michael Jackson before Off the Wall was published, put Michael in a tuxedo with white socks...

Lot 30

Mike Salisbury John Lennon Photograph

Mike Salisbury signed (verso) Original photograph of John Lennon in Manhattan standing affront the statue of Liberty. Lennon...

Lot 30A

Photo of George Harrison by Michael Salisbury

signed by photographer/brand designer M. Salisbury - Private collection Photo taken by Salisbury during his time at George...

Lot 31

Todd Waite heart shape handcuffs Illustration

Title: "Two of a Kind" Airbrush on board measures approx 15.5" x 20.5" art direction by Michael Salisbury - Original Illustration

Lot 32

John Wayne Illustration from West Magazine

Airbrush on board Cover of West Magazine as a tribute to John Wayne, Michael Salisbury Art Director Illustrated by John Van...

Lot 33

Joe Garnett JFK Rolling Stone Mag. original Art

Original production art for rolling Stone Magazine - Article about John F. Kennedy - Michael Salisbury Art Director - signed...

Lot 34

2 Signed photos of Liberace in Palm Springs

by Michael Salisbury, nicely framed and signed verso, with gallery tag from the Laguna Art Museum appearing the Surf Culture 0...

Lot 35

Original Photograph Jack LaLanne by Mike Salisbury

Featuring Lalanne flexing in his home with his dog and some suggestive sculptures, the Photograph was exhibited at the Surf...

Lot 36

Photo of Joe Di Maggio signed by Michael Salisbury

Original archival photo framed behind glass, nicely matted limited edition 1/20 measures 24" x 15.5" from the private collection...

Lot 37

1940's Vargas Pinups from Esquire Magazine

each sheet approx 18 x 13, some double pinup pullouts, show wear on the edges, authentic Esquire 1940's pinups and one 1945...

Lot 38

Stephen Wayda Playboy Covershot Denise Richards

Denise Richards December 2004 Playboy Cover In a large format that was hung and featured in the Playboy offices. Measures approx...

Lot 39

Ocean Pacific Vintage Surf Swim Wear Poster

Designed and created by Michael Salisbury, this campaign is responsible for the rebirth of OP in Lycra measures 27" x 20"

Lot 40

Blame it on Rio Theatrical One Sheet Poster

Original period poster Designed and conceived by Michael Salisbury, from his person collection, framed behind plexi measures...

Lot 41

Triumph leather Motorcycle touring jacket

The Official Tour Jacket owned by Salisbury worn during the promotional touring rides through Europe. Leather, hard plastic...

Lot 42

3 Lyle Lovett Triumph ad campaign photographs

Archival Phot print - signed by photographer Michael Salisbury - measures 12.5" x 18.5" image - framed, shown at the Art Show...

Lot 43

Signed Suzuki World Champion motorcycle poster

Keven Schwartz signed to Michael Salisbury who designed the poster itself, from his personal collection framed in plexiglass

Lot 44

3 Honda Motorcycle illustrations - Maru Design

Airbrush on board Illustration finals for the Honda motorcycle campaign featuring the 500 Classic, Honda from the private...

Lot 45

Levi's" Ramones Billboard in London Archival Photo

Large format archival photograph, laminated poster for Levi's with the Ramones created and conceived by Art Director Michael...

Lot 46

Bruce Springsteen Archival photo Levi's Billboard

Photograph of the Billboard designed by Salisbury for Levi Straus & Co featuring the Boss - measures 3.5 " x 18.5, laminated,...

Lot 47

Rocky IV Vintage Motion Picture One Sheet Poster

Framed behind plexiglas, Theatrical One Sheet poster approx 39" x 25" Salisbury was very proud of his advertising campaign on...

Lot 48

Paul Newman 'Fort Apache' One Sheet Poster

Theatrical One Sheet poster (approx 39" x 25" ) for the movie starring Paul Newman framed and mounted in an acrylic shadow box...

Lot 49

Newman Woodward 'Rachel, Rachel' one sheet poster

Theatrical One Sheet original period poster(approx 39" x 25" ) for the movie Rachel starring Paul Newman Joanna Woodward framed...

Lot 50

Collection of 1940's Vargas Calendar Pinups

18 pin ups measuring approx 12" x 8.5" , vintage Vargas Calendar pinups

Lot 51

Pin up Designed for Larry Flynt w/production art

Michael Salisbury Final production lithograph designed for Larry Flynt measures 18"x11" image and 25"x18" frame, and includes a...

Lot 51B

Steven "Pin Up Girl with Gun" giclee

measures approx. 21" x 17" matted

Lot 51C

Steven "Pin Up Nude Nun" giclee

Title " Adam" measures approx. 21" x 17" matted

Lot 52

Leopard dress model for Camel pin up 2 drawings

Michael Salisbury designed leopard dress girl for Camel Joe ad campaign. Measures approx 23" x 18" (sheet)

Lot 53

Pin-Up Drawings Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine

Original pin - up sketches in a large leather portfolio. Pencil on translucent paper. Covers for Hustler Magazine and Larry...

Lot 54

Doobie Brothers Album cover production art

Terry Lamb 1978, original drawing / sketch for album cover, dedicated to Michael Salisbury, from his personal collection, art...

Lot 55

Original Framed Joe Camel Advertisement

conceived and designed by Mike Salisbury, "Smooth Character" Tuxedo Joe Camel framed behind plexiglass measures 23.5" x 21.5"

Lot 55A

Joe Camel pencil drawings - Mike Salisbury

Original pencil layout drawings (13) some of the better drawings measuring approx 19" x 24" - the star Camel and Smooth...

Lot 56

"Joe Camel" original drawing by Michael Salisbury

Joe Camel 'Hollywood Joe' original drawing. Nicely framed and matted This piece has shown at the Laguna Art Museum, and the San...

Lot 56A

Joe Camel Original Pencil Drawings Mike Salisbury

17 total drawings measuring approx 19" x 24" - Original development art by Joe Camel Creative Direction Mike Salisbury. ...

Lot 57

"Hollywood" Joe Camel finished advertisement

conceived and designed by Mike Salisbury, "Smooth Character" Hollywood Tuxedo Joe Camel framed behind glass. This is the framed...

Lot 58

Original Joe Camel Advertisement development art

Approximately 177 Original drawing, composites, inked & working copies and notes for Joe Camel advertising development conceived...

Lot 58A

Joe Camel Original pencil drawings Mike Salisbury

'Motor Cross' and production drawings; Original pencil drawings (14) measuring approx 19" x 24" - Original development art by...

Lot 58B

Joe Camel Original pencil drawings Mike Salisbury

'Motorcross' development and production drawings; Original pencil drawings (18) measuring approx 19" x 24" - Original...

Lot 59

Martin Sheen Orig. Photograph by Michael Salisbury

Martin Sheen as Captain Benjamin L. Willard aboard the Vietnam Gunboat in Francis Ford Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now.". Nicely...

Lot 59A

Leica M6 Rangefinder with lenses

Marked LEICA GMBH GERMANY, the film camera is excellent overall condition with only minor wear to paint on some edges. ...

Lot 59B

Portfolio 33 Michael Salisbury Celeb Photographs

Includes 33 original Celebrity photo's including: Evel Knievel, Liberace, Tina Turner, Sly Stone, Oscar Mayer all meat Wieners,...

Lot 60

Francis Ford Coppola Photograph Michael Salisbury

Francis Ford Coppola aboard the Vietnam Gunboat on location during the shooting of 'Apocalypse Now." Nicely framed measures...

Lot 61

Original Photograph of Alfred Hitchcock

by Michael Salisbury photographer - signed in the margin measures 10" x 7.5" nicely matted, on foam board

Lot 62

Large Format Photograph of Truman Capote

by photographer Michael Salisbury - measures 20" x 13.5" image size, large format photo taken by Michael Salisbury who's photo's...

Lot 62A

Original Joe Camel Concept Art drawing

Michael Salisbury designed color design concept drawing Provenance: The Michael Salisbury Collection

Lot 63

Mike Salisbury Original Levi's Shirts Painting

Pastel and Tempura painting for the new Levi Strauss advertising campaign for Men's fashion shirts (1989?) measures approx 18" x...

Lot 63A

Levi's Movin On Jeans Original vintage poster

framed behind glass, the ad campaign pushed men's fashion and was conceived and created by Art Director Michael Salisbury. It...

Lot 64

1915 Levi's Panama Pacific Koveralls illustration

Gouache on paper. The First Levi's Strauss & Company ad campaign for their new kids line "Koveralls," " Keep your Kids Klean."...

Lot 65

Haddon Sunblom (1899-1976) Orig. White King Ad Art

Original Haddon Sunny Hubbard Sundblom (1899 - 1976) oil on canvas painting for White King detergent. Frame is displayed and...

Lot 65A

William Meuttman (1869 - 1948) Oil on canvas

Title: "War Dance" measures 18" x 12" in original frame 21.75 x 15.5" with Maxwell fine Paintings (San Francisco) gallery tag...

Lot 66

Forrest Warden Myers (1941) Sculpture

Anodized solid extruded bent aluminum wire wall sculpture in three colors: Gold, Magenta and Blue. Signed on an aluminum plate...

Lot 66A

Netter Worthington (1918-2002) Abstract oil

Oil on canvas measures 30" x 25" signed lower right with a decoratively painted frame, probably original. Gallery paper label...

Lot 67

Kerri Ross Installation Boobs to Eggs

hanging sculpture mounted on board in a plexiglas shadowbox, measures approx 10 5/16" x 36 7/8" Provenance: The private...

Lot 68

Robert Grossman Illustration 'Chicken'

embossed Grossman mark bottom right signed in pencil lower right measures approx 18" x 15" Airbrush on board from the private...

Lot 69

Robert Grossman 'little red ridding hood '

RFK as Little Red Riding Hood facing LBJ as the Big Bad Wolf -signed in the illustration and the cover measures approx. 13" x 18"...

Lot 70

Robert Grossman (1940 - 2018) Illustration

Singing Note, signed measures 15" x 10" - Airbrush mounted on board total. Provenance: Michael Salisbury

Lot 71

2 Peter Lloyd (1944-2009) "Air" Illustrations

Creative director Michael Salisbury composed for Air = Ayeroff - Irving Records. Both mounted on board featuring large Zeppelin...

Lot 72

Modern Glass top table and four chairs

Lot 72A

Pair Alabaster Wrought iron hanging chandeliers

Matching pair with four - light alabaster shades, Wrought iron with leaves and grape motif, support a central Alabaster shade,...

Lot 73

Modern Leather swivel chair and ottoman


Lot 73A

Stainless steel reading lamp

dimming switch for variable light

Lot 74

Glass top Modern Computer table

with sliding keyboard drawer

Lot 75

Glass top Modern drafting table

Lot 76

Tufenkian style Designer Carpet handmade

measures approx 9' x 12' 4" handmade modern rug

Lot 76A

Antique Pine Printers Cabinet

44 drawer printers cabinet owned and used for most of his career by Art Designer and Culture maker Michael Salisbury

Lot 76B

Antique American Oak 3-drawer file cabinet

used at Michael Salisbury Communications

Lot 76C

Antique 2-Door Redwood Cabinet

19th century two door cabinet in very good condition from the collection of Michael Salisbury

Lot 77

Bob Smith Illustration of Marilyn Monroe

original Art still on Art board measures 8" x 12.25" signed and published in the Hollywood Reporter. Provenance: Art Director...

Lot 77A

Ed Wexler Illustration of Francis Ford Coppola

Ed Wexler Illustration for the Hollywood Reporter measures approx. 16.5" x 14.5" Provenance: the personal collection of Art...

Lot 77B

Original Tom Kelley Marilyn Monroe #2 Photograph

*Pose #2 (1949) by Tom Kelley Sr. - 16x20 image on 17x22 paper. Edition of 70 - this is # 26 and was printed specifically for a...

Lot 77C

Tom Kelley photograph of Elyse Knox with black hat

Limited Edition of 20 circa 1953 Elyse with black hat and mirror reflection. Restored on 2001 from the original negative - black...