|Rare Beatles' guitar goes to New York auction|
Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien's Auction's, holds a rare Vox guitar, played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, built by Mike Bennett and Dickey Denney which was gifted to Magic Alex Mardas by Lennon in 1967, during a press call by Juliens Auctions at Hard Rock Cafe New York on May 13, 2013 . The exhibit precedes the Juliens Auctions Music Icons auction event to take place at Hard Rock Cafe New York on May 18. Harrison played the guitar while practicing I am the Walrus during The Magical Mystery Tour and by Lennon while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY.
NEW YORK (AFP).- This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.
The VOX guitar played both by John Lennon and George Harrison is expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 at auction in New York's Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday.
The custom-made instrument is the main lot in the Julien's Auctions sale.
Harrison used it while practicing "I am the Walrus" and Lennon while recording a video session for "Hello, Goodbye." It was given by Lennon to Apple Records electronics engineer Yanni "Magic Alex" Mardas in 1967, Julien's said.
It's a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest pieces of Beatles memorabilia ever to be offered," the auction house said.
© 1994-2013 Agence France-Presse
May 15, 2013
Roof Garden installation by Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi opens at Metropolitan Museum
Christie's to offer a spectacular selection of paintings and works of art in its Russian Art sale
Morgan Library opens a rare display of items related to founder Pierpont Morgan's life
Records fall at Sotheby's contemporary art auction; Barnett Newman painting sells for $43.84M
Leonardo DiCaprio environmental art auction at Christie's New York tops $38 million
Frick announces several important loans on view from collector Horace Wood Brock
International screen legend Gina Lollobrigida's jewels steal the show at Sotheby's Geneva
Lost Masterpiece: Wright to offer an important armchair by Walter von Nessen
Antiquities-Saleroom.com showcases Asian Art from every period in May 17 Auction
New and permanent galleries dedicated to the work of Henry Moore open at Tate Britain
"New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939" on view at the Guggenheim
New York prints and drawings dealer David Tunick opens important Munch & German Expressionism show
Old Master paintings at Sotheby's led by a previously unpublished picture by Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Christie's London to offer a newly discovered copy of Virgil's Opera
Eight or Ten, Six or Seven Wolves by Arrieta/Vázquez opens at Fundació Joan Miró
Bonhams sell 100% of netsuke in 'white glove' Japanese sale
New paintings on stainless steel by Beverly Fishman featured at David Richard Gallery
Morphy's Fine Art & General Antiques Auction features broad selection of pottery, art glass, antiques, coins
Buoyant mood & high quality work equal strong sales at Frieze New York
Rare Beatles' guitar goes to New York auction
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover at the Contemporary Art Museum in Casoria
2.- One million dollar Pablo Picasso painting yours for just $135 in online charity raffle
3.- Robert L. Oswald, Brother of Lee Harvey Oswald Disputes Last Week's Sale of Coffin
4.- Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, who designed posters for Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, dies
5.- Skull find shows young women were sacrificed in China more than 4,000 years ago
6.- Istanbul monastery, considered the most important of Constantinople, 'to be turned into mosque'
7.- Detroit Institute of Arts statement regarding City of Detroit's eligibility to file for bankruptcy
8.- Christie's sets a new world auction record for a painting by Edward Hopper
9.- Ryan O'Neal defends taking ex-lover's Warhol picture in University of Texas lawsuit
10.- French film and installation artist Laure Prouvost wins Great Britain's Turner prize
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|