The personal Fine Art Rock and Roll Collection of Jim McDonald will be offered for sale at Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers. They will post the collection to the internet auction timed bidding service, www.igavelauctions.com, for two weeks, May 8th- May 22nd. In addition to the galleries being open for public viewing, May 13th- May 22nd, Mr. McDonald will be on-hand to answer questions and to share stories that will be in his forthcoming autobiography.McDonald has been in the music industry for some twenty-five years. He toured at length with the Grateful Dead, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac and countless others. He has collected memorabilia and great stories from a backstage_ vantage_ including tour laminates, backstage passes, unripped tickets, and custom artwork created to commemorate tours; he kept everything from almost every show ever attended. He is such a devotee of live entertainment, that he, self-proclaimed, will practically attend the opening of an envelope._The McDonald Archives range from the Rolling Stones to Andrea Bocelli and include 3 Woodstock Festivals. There are approximately a dozen caricatures of musical celebrities drawn by the infamous Al Hirschfeld, An American original, Hirschfeld worked at the New York Times for over 70 years and drew images of people in Theatre, Music and Politics. Examples included in this collection include the Beatles Abbey Road_ and Sgt. Pepper_s Lonely Hearts Club Band_, Liza Minnelli, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and many more. His famous self-portrait, showing his barber chair and desk lamp, which were donated to and are on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, is also part of the sale.Nye & Company 20 Beach Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Previews: May 13th-17th, 20th & 21st 10-4pm May 18th & 19th 12-4pm
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard