Paul McCartney, Joni MItchell & Paul McCartney Items Up For Auction
LONDON - CIRCA 1964: Bassist Paul McCartney of the rock band "The Beatles" poses for a portrait sitting on a bed in circa 1964 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Rock legends Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell were announced as contributors to this year’s MusiCares charity auction on January 30.
Rolling Stones guitarist Richards will auction off a black Gibson ES-335 electric acoustic guitar and will be hand-signed by Richards in silver marker, the cornerstone of the Gibson ES line-up, according to Julien’s Auctions. The auction item will include a 1-of-1 4-second video NFT of Richards signing the guitar at Germano Studios in New York City. It’s estimated to sell between $6K-$8K.
While, Beatles icon McCartney will auction off a sunburst Hofner brand B-Bass Hi Series violin bass guitar signed by him on the body in black marker. This is not his personal bass, but a similar model accompanied by a soft case and a photograph of him signing the guitar. It’s significant to rock history, as Julien’s Auctions notes McCartney played the guitar, “notably at the Apple Rooftop concert and the Let It Be album recording sessions.”
A highlight of the auction is sure to be Mitchell’s signed, framed, and original artist’s proof print in oil painting of Jimi Hendrix. The painting features Hendrix with angel wings, setting his guitar on fire at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. It was predicted to sell for up to $4,000. She will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year 2022.
Julien’s shared Mitchell’s 2000 quote:
“I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance. I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.”
Full details will be revealed on the Julien’s Auctions website, with the live sale commencing in Beverly Hills at 10AM PT on January 30. Bids will also be accepted online.