- 06 Feb 18
The world famous celebrity auction house Julien's Auctions, which is actually helped run by an Irishman, will pay tribute to one of the greatest music legends of all time with an exclusive presentation of many of his personal items at the Hard Rock Cafe in May.
The titanic seven-time, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter’s personal collection of signature wardrobe, guitars, memorabilia and more items related to his iconography as part of their two day 'Music Icons' auction taking place on 18 May with Prince and historical items by other music legends (to be announced later) on May 19 live in New York at the Hard Rock Cafe and online.
“Prince walks among the rock and roll legends who changed the world and the musical landscape with his incredible artistry and brilliance,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions.
“Each piece in this dazzling collection celebrates the man, the music and the moments of an extraordinary and passionate artist whose distinct style and sound set him apart from all other music icons and made him a cultural phenomenon that we will most likely never see the likes of again.”
Highlights of this auction include: a Schecter "White Cloud" electric guitar commissioned by Prince in 2002 and styled as the same guitar first made known in the film Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984) designed by Dave Rusan and gifted to a Paisley Park employee (estimate: $10,000-$20,000).
There's also a custom electric blue ensemble worn on stage in a 1999 performance pay per view concert at Paisley Park with Lenny Kravitz (estimate: $40,000-$50,000) and a custom two piece purple glitter outfit worn on the Jam of the Year and New Power Soul tour (1997-1998) before leaving it with his first wife, Mayte Garcia (estimate: $6,000-$8,000).
You can also check out Prince’s two piece Devoré costume worn in his role as Christopher Tracy in the film Under the Cherry Moon (estimate: $8,000-$10,000) and a custom-made floor-length red tunic with high slits on each side with a pair of custom-made red satin booties with "Andre #1" label and zips with Prince's signature love symbol (estimate: $10,000-$20,000).
The list of items is almost endless and can be checked out online at Julien's website: www.juliensauctions.com. For anyone with deep enough pockets, you can also register on the website to bid for any of these items.