Estate of Ronnie James Dio Announces Property Auction at Hard Rock Cafe New York on September 14 & 15

World-record breaking auction house Julien’s Auctions will pay tribute to one of the most influential heavy metal heroes and forefathers of the head-banging music genre with Property From The Estate Of Ronnie James Dio, taking place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 live at Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at www.juliensauctions.com. Now is your chance to own a part of heavy metal history!

Highlights of the auction include several pieces of original album artwork including the acrylic painting by Barry Jackson used as the cover for the 1984 Dio album The Last in Line (estimate $20,000-$30,000); his pair of moon and stars patchwork jeans worn extensively on stage with Rainbow (estimate $2,000-$4,000); Dio‘s custom made violet suede vest with tails and red leather shin guards worn on stage and in promotional photographs for the 1985 Sacred Heart Tour (estimate $2,000-$4,000); a personalized Black Sabbath hooded velour robe from the 1981 Mob Rules tour worn regularly back stage (estimate $1,000-$2,000); Dio‘s personal rolling wardrobe case (estimate $800-$1,200); some of the most ambitious and spectacular stage design rock has ever seen with props such as a monumental animatronic sphinx on plinth base from the 1984 The Last In Line tour (estimate $2,000-4,000) and a massive animatronic dragon’s head from the 1985 Sacred Heart tour (estimate $3,000-5,000); an array of Dio‘s studio and stage used instruments and gear such as a custom Charvel guitar featuring a one-of-a-kind wizard paint motif (estimate $3,000-$5,000);  a 1978 “Gold” record award commemorating Australian sales of the Rainbow album Rising (estimate $600-$800) and a 1978 “Gold” record award for the album Rainbow: On Stage (estimate $600-$800) and more.

Dio stands atop the colossal rock legends of our time as the definitive heavy metal hero whose voice, style and persona influenced heavy metal and today’s music icons like no other,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “Julien’s Auctions salutes Dio‘s enduring legacy in this larger than life collection of his artifacts that will surely be the ultimate metal auction of the season.” 

Wendy Dio adds, “I am glad that Ronnie’s extensive collection of items will go to his fans, museums, and collectors around the world to be displayed for all to see and enjoy. These items are very special to me but I recognize the historical importance of anything to do with Ronnie. He would want his fans to be able to own, enjoy and see these items for many years to come.”

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS Public Exhibition & Live Auction Location

Hard Rock Cafe New York

1501 Broadway-Times Square

New York, NY 10036

 

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS NEW YORK PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Monday, September 10, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018

Free to the public: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT daily

 

Live and Online Auction

Friday, September 14

Property from the Estate of Ronnie James Dio

Session I: 10:00 a.m. EDT

Session II: 1:00 p.m. EDT

 

Saturday, September 15

Property from the Estate of Ronnie James Dio

Session I: 10:00 a.m. EDT

Session II: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this online auction and can be done in person at the exhibition, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at the Hard Rock Café.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalog and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions or online at www.juliensauctions.com.

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