Widely recognized for photographically capturing the great Muhammad Ali like no other, the legendary sports photographer to sell his own work along with his riveting collection of printed images by other Legendary 20th Century Photographers
The event is taking place from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on November 7th at the Wyndam New Yorker. This event is free, open to the public and will feature a dramatic exhibition of fine art featuring war heroes, patriots and icons throughout history
Stunning, architecturally-unique home built c. 1947. Beautifully landscaped 1.3-acre park-like grounds at the edge of the Palisades cliffs. High-profile former owners include a previous owner of the New York Yankees, comedian Buddy Hackett and mob boss Albert Anastasia, Jr. Currently owned by Arthur Imperatore, the widely respected owner of NY waterway ferry system.
Few individuals have had a greater influence on the twentieth century popular culture than Duke Ellington. His remarkable musical legacy combined with an unfailing sense of style have accorded him iconic status. And although such evergreen hits as Take the A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) and Satin Doll resonate from coast to coast, that he was our nation's Jazz Ambassador endeared the Duke to a global audience.
The event will feature magnificent Acoustic instruments (Martin, Gibson, Washburn, Larson Bros. and other fine names) along with classic D'Angelico, Gretsch, Epiphone transitional models plus many of the most exceptional Electric guitars ever to cross the auction block. Included in the sale is a wonderful private collection of Electric guitars formerly owned and played by such iconic figures as Eric Clapton, Ace Frehley, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The Mui Collection is believed to be the largest collection of original tattoo art by what many consider to be the world's most accomplished tattoo artists. For over fifteen years Mui traveled the globe, seeking out the top tattoo masters of every style. His collection consists of more than one thousand original works on canvas, board and paper by such noteworthy artists as Japan's Horiyoshi III, Swiss artist Filip Leu, American Traditional tattoo icon Bob Roberts, among many others.
Gilbert Jonas was a civil rights activist, an entrepreneur and an author. His book, Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America 1909-1969, with a forward by Julian Bond, is the most comprehensive narrative of the organization ever written. Less known about Gil Jonas is the fact that he was a collector extraordinaire who had a keen eye for American Illustration, Posters, Mid-Century Modern Furniture and Art Deco Design that encompassed all areas.
Without question, the most successful treasure hunter of all time was Mel Fisher whose remarkable and dedicated efforts lead to the discovery of many noteworthy undersea wrecks including the legendary Spanish Galleon, the Atocha. His work, well documented in print and film, lead to landmark decisions by the United States Supreme Court.
Often described as"the Great War," World War I is vividly remembered by a vast number of extraordinarily graphic posters published during the years of that historic international conflict. Serving first as a war-time ambulance driver for the French, and then becoming a Colonel in the U.S. Army, Col. McCrahon devoted his post-war years to amassing one of the most comprehensive collections of WWI Posters known to exist.
Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and manager of such pop-cultural icons as Madonna, the Talking Heads and the Ramones, has also, for the last fifty years, been the inveterate collector. The auction will feature Stein’s collections of original art, rare advertising, ceramics and a wide assortment of other forms of collectibles.
A two-day auction offering dramatic antique architectural artifacts assembled over four decades by Urban Archaeology and its owner, Gil Shapiro. Among the hundreds of important items to be offered are the fabled gates from NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and elegant figures that once graced the Place de Concorde in Paris.
The highlights of this auction are two legendary guitars - the original prototype of the revolutionary Les Paul Gibson guitar, the instrument that made Rock and Roll possible and often spoken of as “the holy grail,” and Chet Atkin’s prototype Gretsch guitar.
Guernsey’s will resurrect the aura of outlaw country megastar Waylon Jennings with the sale of many of his personal belongings. For the first time, Jennings’ legions of fans will have a chance to own a piece of musical history.