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2016 Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll / Frank and Gail Zappa Catalog
2016 Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll / Frank and Gail Zappa Catalog
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2016 Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll / Frank and Gail Zappa Catalog

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Here is your opportunity to own a stunning, full-color, limited-edition auction catalog for Julien’s Auctions Property from the Estate of Frank and Gail Zappa.

The career of the legendary Frank Zappa (1940-1993) spanned over 30 years. As a music composer, producer, director and guitarist, he would fuse musical genres and incorporate diverse musical techniques and sounds, some often politically charged and intentionally shocking. Often described as a genius, Frank Zappa was undeniably one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century. He led the sixties California freak movement, composed classical compositions throughout his career, was a hero of free speech and spoke out against censorship often in public. In 1967, Frank married Gail Zappa and purchased a home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, California. The compound was complete with a home studio that he named Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. Zappa made over 60 albums during his career and toured the world for decades. Frank and Gail had four children — Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva. Gail was a strong supporter of artists’ rights and an animal activist.

During the Zappas’ decades of touring the globe, they amassed a collection of exotic furnishings, fine antiques, salvaged architectural pieces, unique collectibles and whimsical items that appealed to their panache for colorful and non-conformist eye. The Property from the Estate of Frank and Gail Zappa auction will include many of the personal treasures that found their home at the fabled compound in California. These include a Venetian gilt metal chandelier; an Italian Baroque console table; and a carved gilt wood bookcase. Contemporary fine art to be offered includes a still life by John Alexander; a nail relief sculpture by Robert Harley; and a large painting by Ashley Laurence titled “Angel Pig,” a name given by Gail Zappa.

The auction also includes memorabilia and personal items that document and celebrate the career of Frank Zappa and his love story with Gail. This includes a Dandies Fashions coat worn by Frank Zappa on the July 20, 1968 cover of Rolling Stone magazine; a purple ribbed turtleneck worn by Frank Zappa in 200 Motels (United Artists, 1971); a stage worn vest that Zappa also wore on the back cover of the 1972 album Waka Jawaka; a collection of career related awards presented to Frank Zappa including various Gold records, a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, and a GRAMMY® nomination plaque; a clay Thing-Fish model, a ukulele featured on the Thing-Fish album cover; and a collection of hotel keys collected by Frank and Gail in their travels.

This incredible collection of items is included in a marvelous coffee table-style book that presents the life and career of the iconic Frank Zappa through a visually captivating, full-color auction catalog.

Includes catalog for the Icons and Idols: Rock “n” Roll auction taking place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll Auction

Order your copy of the Julien’s Auctions 2016 Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll limited-edition fully-illustrated color catalog. This catalog contains approximately 350 auction items that will never be assembled in one collection again. This important sale includes pieces from the life and careers of Eric Clapton, Prince, The Beatles, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Slash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and additional iconic members of Rock n’ Roll royalty.

Eric Clapton is highlighted in the upcoming auction at Julien’s Auctions. The 18-time GRAMMY® Award winner and triple inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is represented in the Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll auction with over 20 items including signed clothing, boots, suits, his BMI certificates and more. The auction of Eric Clapton’s items from his personal life and career will benefit the Crossroads Centre which Clapton founded in 2007.

A small sampling of important lots that celebrate the life and career of Prince include a 1959 Gibson L48 guitar; two rare photos of Prince with the guitar taken by Robert Whitman at Prince’s first photo shoot; and Prince’s Paisley Black jacket worn by Prince when he landed in Sheridan, Wyoming for the premiere of Under the Cherry Moon (Warner Bros., 1986).

Other extraordinary highlights include the only known Beatles “Hard Day’s Night” album that was signed on the front cover by all of The Beatles; The Beatles GRAMMY® Nomination plaque; a John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed “Bed In” display photograph; Jimi Hendrix signed arrest documents; Michael Jackson’s video and photo shoot worn wardrobe pieces; a Pat Smear Foo Fighters smashed guitar; and Roy Orbison’s 1953 signed yearbook and photos from his “Wink Westerner” and “Teen Kings Band.”

All contained in a stunning coffee table book, this catalog paints a portrait of Rock history over the last 75 years. Now is your chance to own the limited-edition auction catalog!

Includes catalog for the Property From The Estate of Frank Zappa auction taking place on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

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