Offbeat

By Lauren Fruen


HUNDREDS of pieces of Prince memorabilia from the music legend’s personal collection are set to fetch more than $300,000 at auction.

Items from the late singer’s signature wardrobe, as well as guitars and memorabilia, will go on sale later this year.

They could make a whopping $310,000 based of guideline prices.

Highlights of the auction include a Schecter White Cloud electric guitar commissioned by Prince in 2002 and styled as the same guitar first made known in the film Purple Rain.

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That is expected to sell for up to $20,000.

A custom electric blue outfit worn during a concert at Paisley Park with Lenny Kravitz could fetch $50,000 and Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain tour black lace mask is expected to sell for $4,000.

Prince’s two piece Devoré costume worn in his role as Christopher Tracy in the film Under the Cherry Moon is expected to sell for $10,000.

Fans of Prince – who died in April 2016 – will also be able to get their hands a black velvet sequined coat worn by Prince during his performance at Studio 54 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Other items include pair of Prince’s shoes and Prince’s handwritten lyrics for his 1985 song Miss Understood.

Clothing designed by Versace and Prada, record awards, posters, tour schedules, jewellery, backstage passes and set lists also go under the hammer.

Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince over the weekend during his Super Bowl half-time show.

Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, said: “Prince walks among the rock and roll legends who changed the world and the musical landscape with his incredible artistry and brilliance.

“Each piece in this dazzling collection celebrates the man, the music and the moments of an extraordinary and passionate artist whose distinct style and sound set him apart from all other music icons and made him a cultural phenomenon that we will most likely never see the likes of again.”

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