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JULIEN’S AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES LEGENDS: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SLASH AND PERLA HUDSON

Former Wife to Legendary Guns N’Roses Guitarist’s Auction to Feature Items from their Beverly Hills Estate Including Couple’s Kiki De Montparnasse Chair, Pinball Machines, Baroque Chairs, Games Table, and More

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Youth Emerging Stronger (YES)

June 14, 2019

Los Angeles, California – (April 5, 2019) –Five years since the official separation of one of rock and roll’s most famous couples, Julien’s Auctions has announced PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SLASH AND PERLA HUDSON as part of their LEGENDS auction taking place on Friday, June 14, 2019 with other historical items (to be announced) live at The Standard Oil Building Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com. (photo left to right: coffin guitar case, Kiki De Montparnasse chair and wedding veil)

The world record breaking auction house that has specialized in some of the most headline making rock and roll artist auctions in the past fifteen years will present for the first time in Julien’s history, this exclusive celebrity “uncoupling auction” featuring some of the most personal and unique items from the magnificent Beverly Hills estate that Perla Hudson and legendary Guns N’Roses guitarist Slash shared during their fourteen year marriage as well as memorabilia and ephemera related to Slash’s career, style and showmanship as one of the most revered and powerful musicians ever to be inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Youth Emerging Stronger (YES) (formerly LAYN) whose programs provide safety, stability and housing to runaway, homeless and foster youth ages 11-24.

Perla Hudson (born Ferrer) first met lead guitarist Slash in 1992, backstage at a Guns N' Roses concert in Las Vegas at the height of the L.A. band’s domination and superstardom as rock’s “most dangerous band in the world.” In the band’s heyday from the late ‘80s-‘90s, “GNR” electrified concert arenas around the world with their high energy performances and tours and recording of what is considered one of rock and roll’s greatest albums “Appetite for Destruction” (Geffen Records, 1987) the best selling debut album of all time in the U.S. having sold over 30 million records worldwide, while creating controversy with the band’s rowdy and volatile behavior on and off the stage.

Slash’s guitar riffs and solos in the band’s most classic hit songs including “Sweet Child o’Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City” shaped the sound and fury of GNR and his later work with bands such as Velvet Revolver garnered Slash critical acclaim, ranking on Time and Rolling Stone’s top lists as one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time among many other honors.

Highlights of the auction include wardrobe items of Slash’s signature look such as his black custom made Baron Hats Gran Marca Cerva bowler hat and signed top hat (photo right),

his black leather motorcycle jacket with a printed image of Jimi Hendrix on the reverse, custom made Erin Lareau black leather vest with ruffles, leather belts with labels and illustrations ranging from "Bill Graham Presents" to various sex themes and a pair of Red Diamond leather and snakeskin cowboy boots printed with Slash's name and skull and crossbones (photo left);

an MTV Music Video Award Moonman trophy, presented in 1987-1988 to Slash for Best New Artist in a Video for Guns N' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle" (estimate: $12,000-$15,000) (photo right); a limited edition (1/3) bronze and leather upholstered "Tally Ho" chair or spanking bench, designed by Mark Brazier-Jones and purchased at the Kiki De Montparnasse boutique (estimate: $12,000-$15,000);.

a Hollywood Walk of Fame Plaque presented to Slash on July 10, 2012 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; pinball machines from Slash’s collection and game tables including his Simpson's Pinball Party 2006 pinball machine by Stern Pinball Inc., a Jersey Jack {Wizard of Oz} limited edition pinball machine number 991/1000 (estimate: $2,000-$4,000) gifted by Slash to Perla (photo left)

and an oval mahogany double pedestal games table with 12 ultra suede barrel-back chairs (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); their wedding items including Perla’s beaded and sequin top hat wedding veil with crystals on the hat and on the veil (estimate: $400-$600) and a sculpted plastic wedding cake topper custom fitted with top hat, veil, and hair to represent the couple (estimate: $200-$400); a pair of ornate Baroque style gilt hall chairs; a painted resin and fiberglass lady pirate statue and a wall sculpture of a swordfish from Slash and Perla’s dining room; a Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honor Album of the Year award, presented to Slash in 2010 for the album "Slash” (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a custom Slash ventriloquist dummy (estimate: $2,000-$2,500); a black Jim Dunlop DCR-IFC Wah pedal in box marked "Slash WAH Proto;" a Michael Aram aluminum and stainless steel skeleton chair; a black lacquer coffin shaped guitar case with a silver Slash logo emblem on the cover and red velour interior (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Stephen McSwain Wicked Witch of the West guitar and more.

(photo: Stephen McSwain Wicked Witch of the West guitar)
(photo: Slash and Perla Hudson’s Mulholland Drive residence)

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION & LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

Julien's Auctions
The Standard Oil Building Beverly Hills
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

JULIEN'S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Monday, June 10th, 2019 – Friday, June 14th, 2019

Free to the public: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, June 14, 2019

Legends: Property from the Collection of Slash and Perla Hudson
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time


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About Julien's Auctions

Julien's Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien's Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien's Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien's Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more.

In 2016, Julien's Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world's most expensive dress ever sold at auction, the Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress which sold for $4.81 million. Julien's Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson's white glove which sold for $480,000, making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology.For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

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