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“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

― Ansel Adams


“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”

― Henri Cartier-Bresson


In our Photography: Intimate Nature auction, we explore the use of photography to capture the interaction of nature or people, against a complementary and/or contrasting background -- either organic or man-made. We present and celebrate the interaction of the shared intimacy/conflict between man and nature that a professional photograph can capture so perfectly.


Intimate Nature Photography is a combination of great camera technique and a number of creative elements of artistic vision—in sum, composition, aesthetic balance, light, how the photographer sees the world, what he or she thinks is important in life, and what he or she is trying to communicate in the pictures.

Both nature and humanity in all their multitude of forms, whether beautiful, seductive, ominous or destructive, have inspired the world’s greatest painters for centuries. Master photographers have accepted the challenge of interpreting the awesome wonders of nature and human beings through the magic of their lenses. Through their motivation, vision, passion and inspiration, they excel at converting their visual peak experiences--moments of extraordinary human and natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe--into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. These images, as interpreted by these highly creative artists, continue to inspire and uplift us. This is a rare opportunity to own very special works of photography by true artists working at the height of their creativity.

We are delighted in this auction to offer a carefully curated selection of works from the following masters of Intimate Nature Photography:  Ansel Adams, Zara Aleksanyan, Gunnar Plake, Andy Katz, Harun Mehmedinovic, Katie Osborn and Nathaniel Perales.


Close Out

Attention, bargain-hungry car bidders! Our very first Close-Out Auto Auction has been created exclusively for you.  The dealers would love to sell these quickly and have priced them with that in mind. Their impatience is your gain!

Location of Items: Los Angeles County
Processing Fee: $99 per vehicle
Buyer's Deposit: $200 per vehicle

The deposit will be held by BNO and credited to the seller on completion of sale. 

Payment, Shipping & Handling: 
The winning bidder is responsible for arranging full payment based on the winning bid price (less deposit) to the seller. BNO will provide the winning bidder with an Auction Sale Certificate that will provide seller contact and transaction information. The winning bidder will also be responsible for arranging pick-up or shipment of item as needed. Please make sure to check each item's location before bidding.

Sports Lovers Collectibles


When Mark McGwire’s 70th-home-run-baseball goes for $3 million at auction and Honus Wagner’s baseball card from 1909 gets $2.8 million, you can bet that sports memorabilia is one of the hottest areas of collecting around. Not all items, of course, go for such out-of-the-ballpark prices, making this an appealing and accessible arena for many sports aficionados.


In this auction, we feature items from Bruce Sulzberg and Muhammad Ali, as well as other appealing sports collectibles.


Innovation and art come together in Bruce Sulzberg’s Three-Dimensional Art on Glass. Sulzberg has created a unique style that gives life to the concept of viewing a painting in layers as opposed to one flat image. This medium breathes life, motion and depth into his work that cannot be captured on canvas or paper. One of Sulzberg’s specialties is the world of the sports hero, where a moment in time can be immortalized through the motions of a paint brush. Included in this auction are Sulzberg’s:



  • 3D painting of Major League baseball slugger Prince Fielder, first baseman and designated hitter for the Texas Rangers (who just announced his retirement after 12 amazing years).
  • Limited edition hand-pulled serigraph acrylic-on-acrylic 3-dimensional painting of Rafael Nadal playing at the 2014 French Open tournament, personally signed by Rafael Nadal and the artist Bruce Sulzberg.



Muhammad Ali is one of the most exciting and controversial athletes of all time and

is considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali thrived in—and indeed craved—the spotlight, where he was often provocative and outlandish. He was known for trash talking, and often freestyledwith rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry, both for his trash talking in boxing and as political poetry for his activism, anticipating elements of rap and hip hop music. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is now highly regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. Included in this auction are:



  • Muhammed Ali Hand-Signed Boxing Gloves in Glass Case
  •  “Muhammad Ali Athlete of the Century” painting by iconic painter Leroy Neiman. The undisputed champion of the art of sports pays homage to Muhammad Ali.



Sports fans will find a treasure trove of collectible delights in our knockout of an auction. We proudly present a number of unique and rare items from the exciting worlds of boxing, baseball, tennis, football and basketball, featuring items from Bruce Sulzberg and Muhammad Ali, guaranteed to enhance your home, office man cave or woman cave. Whether you’re bidding for these as a gift, an investment, or simply for your own aesthetic pleasure, take advantage, because once these limited-edition collectibles are gone, they’re going once, going twice, gone!


"Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from".  

--Chuck Close


“All art is but imitation of nature.”

--Lucius Annaeus Seneca


BNO is proud to present a specially curated collection dedicated exclusively to Photorealism.


Photorealism is an art genre and style in which a painting or drawing has been created so realistically that it is virtually indistinguishable from an actual photograph. The movement, which flourished during the 1970s, came about within the same period and context as Conceptual art, Pop Art, and Minimalism, and expressed a strong interest in realism in art, over that of idealism and abstraction.

The genre encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic mediums, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. Photorealistic artists paint from photographs or depict objects and people as close to real life as possible, including every minute detail. However, the true subject of a photorealist’s work is the way we unconsciously interpret photographs and paintings in order to create a mental image of the object represented.

The photorealist style is tight and precise, often with an emphasis on imagery that requires a high level of technical prowess and virtuosity to simulate. As a result, contemporary American painters have achieved a degree of detail that significantly exceeds anything produced by the great Renaissance artists, like Jan van Eyck, Leonardo or Titian.

Highlighted artists in this auction include:


Irina Volova  

Irina worked for years on ships.  Boats and the harbor skyline are favorite subjects in her work.  She paints with almost clockwork precision the stars of the sea.  The same realism can be found in her city landscapes. In her portraits, a more surrealistic touch can be found.  Irina Volova lives and works for the moment in The Netherlands.


Erlend Steiner Lovisa

Erlend paints still life portraits of females in his own stage-managed settings. He stage sets the scene with the subjects taken out of their everyday surroundings and placed on a beach or in a wood or a field or even on a wall. Erlend takes advantage of the natural play of light and shadow the sun gives him, preferably the late afternoon light, and incorporates this play of light onto his canvasses.


Other notable artists in this auction include:


Ray Hare

In Ray’s work, the larger than life close-ups are depicted with all their infinite color and details.It’s as if he held a magnifying glass up to his subject and painted what he saw. The subjects seem so real, we believe we can reach out and touch them.


Harun Mehmedinovic

Harun is a Bosnian-American director, screenwriter, photographer, professor and author. Through his work, Harun presents the viewer with the bittersweet nature of life, the moments of beauty, and the sublime.





At BNO, we’re as passionate as you are about classic and collector cars of all makes and eras. You’ll find American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, custom, and much more. Nothing gives us more pleasure than helping classic car enthusiasts buy and sell their dream cars.

So, whether you’re looking for your first classic car or your fiftieth, make BNO your search destination. And if you’re ready to find a new home for your automotive pride and joy, consider BNO as your classic car placement specialist.

Before our classic car auctions begin, feel free to browse through our vehicle listings quickly and effortlessly. We pride ourselves on conducting our business with honesty, integrity and transparency, providing personalized and professional service in all areas of the bidding or selling auction process. We look forward to your joining us for our next BNO classic car auction—or contacting us if you’re ready to consign a vehicle.

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