Julien’s Auctions presents Icons and Idols Sports and Rock ‘n Roll to be auctioned on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 through Sunday, December 4th, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Icons and Idols Sports and Rock ‘ n Roll contains over 800 items from the worlds of Rock ‘n Roll, Sports, the Royal family and political memorabilia.
Julien’s will highlight the rock ‘n roll portion of the auction event with a very rare offering of items from the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga. The award winning multi-platinum music icon’s unmatched style can be seen on stage, in print, on billboards and at Julien’s gallery. Her famous structured dress worn for the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in 2001 will be offered for auction. The now famous costume designed by Irina Shaposhnikova. (est. $10,000 – $20,000). Additionally the prop gun used in Lady Gaga’s music video for “Born This Way,” will also be offered. (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Other Rock ‘n Roll highlights will include Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” video worn dress (est. $2,000-$3,000); three Cher gowns designed by Bob Mackie (est. $2,000-$4,000 each); and a Kurt Cobain stage worn lab coat from Nirvana’s 1991 appearance at the Abend in Wien concert festival in Rotterdam (est. $2,000-$4,000) are only a few of the many pieces of music collectibles that will star in the four day special event.
The Irish Falcon Gretsch guitar in “evergreen”, from U2’s Bono’s personal collection with a scratch guard that read “The Goal is Soul” and signed by the legendary lead singer of the world’s most famous rock band of our time will come to the auction block. Bono also signed the guitar. The very rare offering is estimated to bring $80,000-$100,000.
In addition to the music memorabilia portion of the four day auction, Julien’s will also offer collectible pieces from Hollywood legends, Sports and Politics. Sports highlights include but aren’t limited to a Muhammad Ali 1980 training fight worn robe with stitched letters across the back which read “Muhammad Ali” (est. $7,000-$8,000); the John Wooden Award presented to basketball’s great Michael Jordan in 1984 when he was named college basketball player of the year (est. $6,000-$8,000); suits worn by, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr., during the 1998 NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi 500, at Twin Ring Motegi, in Motegi Japan. This was the first race that both father and son raced on the same team. Main sponsor “Coca-Cola” logo embroidered on the front and on the left shoulder is the 50th Anniversary NASCAR patch on both suits (each est. $8,000-$10,000).
The items can be viewed at Julien’s Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday starting Monday November 21st through Friday, December 2nd, 2011.