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Property from the Collection of Ronnie and Jo Wood brings in rock royalty prices
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Julien's Auctions, the world's premier celebrity and entertainment auction house made rock and roll history today with the Property From The Collection of Ronnie and Jo Wood which featured an exceptional array of fine and decorative art, antiques, music memorabilia, and personal property from Holmwood, the magnificent Surrey countryside estate shared by Ronnie and Jo Wood. The impressive collection of property from the family home of Rolling Stones guitarist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans, investors, museums and collectors alike who bid fast and furious at the all day session held at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills.

Among the antique and art highlights offered at auction were a Biagneuses, circa 1907, watercolor on paper signed “a Derain,” which sold for $8.750, the Circle of Pietro Malombra (1556-1618) featuring the Coronation of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, oil on canvas sold for $15,360, a countertop slot machine by Pierre-Abel Nau circa 1913 sold for $7,500, a nude study of Jo Wood signed sold for $5,760 and a Steinberger & Sohne upright piano which was in the Harrington Club played by “everyone from Ronnie to Mick Hucknall, Ian LacLagan, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards” sold for $12,800.

An Underwood & Underwood Stereoscope Viewer sold for $3,200, a 19th century Jacobean mahogany tester bed sold for $3,250 and a lithograph of Eric Clapton playing the guitar by Ronnie Wood and signed in pencil by both Clapton and Wood sold for $5,120.

Ronnie Wood memorabilia including clothing and tour related items proved a Rolling Stone among the highlights including a yellow leather jacket worn by Ronnie Wood in February 2003 in Australia sold for $7,040, a teal blue wool suit jacket and pants owned by Ronnie Wood and made by Gianni Versace sold for $4,687, a group of four velvet jackets comprised of one blue Gucci jacket and one Armani long blue crushed velvet, one Renoma, Paris purple jacket and one long midnight blue coat made by John Bartlett sold for $8,750, a long black wool cape lined with red velvet made by Casa Sesena, Madrid sold for $4,687, an ESP400 Series six-string electric guitar gifted to Jo Wood by Ronnie Wood and played by both sold for $7,680, a black leather jacket worn by Wood in 2004 at Olympiahalle Germany sold for $4,160, a Ronnie Wood stage worn leather coat sold for $8,320, a white leather jacket worn by Wood sold for $8,960 and a Ronnie Wood Licks Tour set list sold for $1,920.

Can cardboard sell? It can when it has Keith Richards all over it. A cardboard guitar cutout gifted to Ronnie Wood from Keith Richards sold for $6,875 and a stage played 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar often seen on stage with Ronnie Wood as he made rock n’ roll history sold for $60,800.

Rolling Stones collectors and music enthusiasts from around the globe bid live on line and in the gallery or by phone as exceptional tour clothing, backstage passes and tour ephemera from various Rolling Stones tours of the 1990’s and 2000’s, collectible Rolling Stones books, guitar picks, vinyl record albums, and other Rolling Stones memorabilia which Jo collected over the years kept the energy and anticipation among fans and bidders throughout the entire auction.

The auction comes ahead of the launch of Jo Wood’s first autobiography. Her memoirs, which will be released in February of next year, will reveal her tales as a wife of a Rolling Stone. A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefitted MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.



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