Friday, 16 November 2012

Allies Copy Sold

A copy of Lawrence Holofcener's The Allies (1995), depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill in amiable conversation, sold for £409,250 - double its estimate - at Bonhams in London this week. Not surprisingly it was bought by an American. The original was commissioned by the Bond Street Association to commemorate fifty years of peace and was given to the City of Westminster. Sited between Old and New Bond Streets, it was unveiled in 1995 by HRH Princess Margaret and marks the Atlantic Charter and the "special relationship" between Britain and the USA (CLICK).


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