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JULIEN’S AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FU ROCK ’N’ ROLL PORTRAITS: NEIL ZLOZOWER PREMIER NFT COLLECTION AND SIGNED PRINTS

Legendary Rock and Roll Photographer Neil Zlozower’s Premier NFT Collection of Original Photos Featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Steven Tyler, Mötley Crüe, Joan Jett, KISS, Def Leppard, Anthrax, Pantera, Ronnie Dio, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Navarro, Poison, Green Day and More Accompanied with the Original Prints Signed by “Zloz” Offered Exclusively Online at Julien’s Auctions

Juliens Auctions FU Rock N Roll Portraits Catalogue Cover

MONDAY, MAY 16TH, 2022

Los Angeles, California – (April 6th, 2022) – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, will offer FU ROCK’N’ROLL PORTRAITS: NEIL ZLOZOWER PREMIER NFT COLLECTION AND SIGNED PRINTS, an auction event taking place online Monday, May 16th, 2022 at juliensauctions.com. Forty-five lots featuring one-of-one NFTs accompanying signed and original prints of Rock and Roll legends from Rock photography icon Neil Zlozower, aka Zloz, will be offered to the public for the first time.

The subject of the award-winning documentary, IN YOUR FACE-The Neil Zlozower Story, California native, photography legend and cult figure, Neil Zlozower, has captured the icons of Rock and Roll for over 40 years with his electrifying film images defining the very way people think of rock stars. Splashed on the covers and pages of magazines from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, Guitar World, Drum to Playgirl, Zloz has photographed the Mount Rushmore of Rock giants–Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, KISS and more.

Revered as “one of the band” by the numerous rock stars he has captured, these portraits of his subjects such as Slash and Eddie Van Halen each show them “flipping the bird” in their own unique and colorful way to Zloz. Not only has his ardent lens immortalized their wild and “larger than life” personas and the era during which they were taken but Zloz’s photos also give some insight into his intimate friendships with rock music’s behemoths.

Each lot will include:

A digital version of the photograph as an exclusive 1-of-1 NFT minted on the Ethereum blockchain. The item is brought to life in an even more personal way through Zloz’s exclusive audio narration, which is minted as part of this NFT. An NFT is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on the blockchain.

original photo of Ozzy Osbourne with guitarist Zakk WyldeNFT highlights with the signed and original photo include (estimates ranging from $800 - $2,000):

An original photo of Ozzy Osbourne with guitarist Zakk Wylde at a Los Angeles studio in 2001, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz. (photo: left)

An original photo of Jon Bon Jovi taken during a backstage photo session with the band in St. Louis in 1987, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

An original photo of the band Motörhead with lead singer Lemmy Kilmister taken backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1988, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

An original photo of Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford taken during a live concert performance in 1988, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

An original photo of Kiss drummer Eric Singer shot at a photo session at Zlozower’s Hollywood studio in 2008, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

original photo of Aerosmith frontman Steven TylerAn original photo of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in front of 16,000 fans during a live concert performance at the Long Beach Arena in 1988, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz. (photo: right)

An original photo of Van Halen lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen captured during a photo session at David Lee Roth’s house in Pasadena in 1978, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz as well as an original photo of Van Halen with Eddie Van Halen flipping the bird backstage at a photo session before a live concert performance in 1981, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz (photo: bottom left)

original photo of Def Leppard lead singer Joe ElliotAn original photo of Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliot at a photo session for Classic Rock magazine at Zlozower’s photography studio in Hollywood in 2008, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

original photo of Tommy Lee with Ratt guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartiniAn original photo of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee during a photo session at Zlozower’s Hollywood studio in 1984, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz as well as an original photo of Tommy Lee with Ratt guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini backstage before a Ratt concert performance at the Long Beach arena on New Year’s Eve in 1984-85, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz. (photo: right)

An original photo of Velvet Revolver lead guitarist SlashAn original photo of Velvet Revolver lead guitarist Slash at Mates Rehearsal Studios in Hollywood in 2007, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz. (photo: left)

An original photo of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith in front of Zlozower’s Hollywood studio in 2008, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

An original photo of Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro during a photo session for Marshall Amps at Zlozower’s Hollywood studio in 2008, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

original photo of The Runaways guitarist Joan JettAn original photo of The Runaways guitarist Joan Jett during a photo session for “Around Hollywood” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1977, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz. (photo: right)

An original photo of Green Day guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong taken during a live concert performance at the Hollywood Palladium in 1994, hand-signed in black marker by Zloz.

ONLINE AUCTION ONLY
FU ROCK’N’ROLL PORTRAITS: NEIL ZLOZOWER PREMIER NFT COLLECTION AND SIGNED PRINT
Monday, May 16th 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time


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About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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