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Fancy a jacket autographed by MJ?

Stevie Wonder's microphone, a Bond collage and a Slash signed guitar — all for an exhibit and auction in Mumbai

Michael Jackson's autographed jacket from Beat It is currently at Kala Ghoda's ICIA building. A signed guitar by lead guitarist, Slash of Guns 'N' Roses and Roger Federer's autographed Wilson tennis racket are some of the international paraphernalia there.

A rare, signed photo of Charlie Chaplin from the film, 30 Years of Fun
A rare, signed photo of Charlie Chaplin from the film, 30 Years of Fun

Tushar Sethi, CEO of Asta Guru, the auction house behind this display, which hosts art auctions since 2008, but now wants to diversify, said, “This is just a teaser of our proposed diversification.”

The Slash signed guitar is estimated to fetch between R2,50,000 and R3,50,000. PICS/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
The Slash signed guitar is estimated to fetch between Rs 2,50,000 and Rs 3,50,000. Pics/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

He added, “I simply looked at my friends, when thinking about what people would like to buy. We have a reserve price of `20,000 each, for these collectibles. Visitors can see the pieces at the venue now, and then bid online on December 17 and 18.” The collectibles were on display but the visitors are yet to arrive. The gallery team was upbeat though, about how high the bidding might go. “The idea is also to create excitement,” they said.

A Jackson 5 signed programme is estimated to fetch between R1,50,000 and R2,50,000
A Jackson 5 signed programme is estimated to fetch between Rs 1,50,000 and Rs 2,50,000

Till: December 18 (exhibition only), 11 am to 7 pm
At: ICIA Bulding, Rampart Row, next to Rampart House, Kala Ghoda.

On: December 17 and 18 (auction),
From: 10.30 am to 8 pm
LOG ON TO: Astaguru.com

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