Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rock Auction Brings Back Groovy 60s Memories

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One rockin’ auction is bringing back some groovy 60s memories.

Before its official May 14 opening in New York, the Peter Golding Collection – a world-renowned collection of rock & roll artwork from the 60s and 70s – is coming to San Francisco tomorrow (Apr. 25) through Sunday (Apr. 27).

The collection features prized posters, album covers, and all kinds of painted paraphernalia from the Grateful Dead, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, including a famous painting of Jerry Garcia called The Jester with Mandolin and Roses, and The Flying Eyeball, a Hendrix-themed piece expected to sell for the tune of $350,000.

Stephanie Connell, a specialist with Bonhams & Butterfields auctioneers, says, “It’s nostalgic. People get to own a piece of the era.”

But don’t expect the paintings and posters to replace any memories that may have gone up in psychedelic 60s smoke.

Connell says, “If you went to any of these shows, you’d definitely remember them.”

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