NEW YORK, June 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday June 15th expect the unexpected with a celebrity & serial killer art auction at RoGallery.com Auctions at 2pm Eastern. The estate collection of Baird Jones (1955 – 2008) will be offered. Baird Jones was active in the New York City club and celebrity scene in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially working at Studio 54, The Warhol Factory, Max's Kansas City and other similar scenester places to be. He was well known as a writer for Rush & Molloy gossip column in the New York Daily News, Artnet, and an art curator for Webster Hall in the East Village.
Baird Jones was a noted collector of artworks created by celebrities, such as Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Jeff Bridges. The sale will also include many rare drawings by noted serial killers like Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Richard Ramirez. The collection was donated to one of Baird's best friend 'Hoop' a.k.a. Stephen Douglas Hooper, an artist himself famous for his 'Hoopmobiles' art cars that could be seen around New York City in the 80s and 90s. Hoop himself passed away in 2012 and this will be the first time any of these artworks will have been at market.
The auction will feature over 300 lots of paintings, drawings, prints, memorabilia and other collectibles. The opening and reserve prices are quite low for most artworks starting around $100.
Find the entire catalog online at RoGallery.com and watch live video of the auction floor on June 15th beginning at 2pm. RoGallery.com Auctions is located in Long Island City, NY at 47-15 36th Street. Contact RoGallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-937-0901.
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