Princes Yellow Cloud Guitar Sells For $225,00 At Auction!!

There was a joyful mood inside New York City's Hard Rock Café where a giant collection of Prince's belongs was being sold off as part of Julien's Auctions' presentation Music Icons: Property From the Life and Career of Prince on Friday. When a ceramic Mardi Gras–style doll that was featured as a prop in Purple Rain went up, it was expected to fetch between $2,000 and $4,000. But a bidding war quickly broke out.    Related        Prince: Remembering the Rock Star, Provocateur, Genius  How he created a world – but, in the end, could only go it alone   "It's the only one I've ever seen," says auctioneer Daniel Kruse, "don't lose it." He's sitting at a podium in front of a red curtain with monitors to either side of him, a few rock artifacts surrounding him on the stage. There's a small audience of in-person bidders and online-proxy bidders on either side of them, as a few Times Square tourists munch on mozzarella sticks in the back, taking it all in.  The doll quickly moves up to $5,000 and $6,000. "Where are you gonna see another one?" he baits the crowd. $10,000. "Quit clowning around and buy this thing." And then it hit $12,500 to a round of applause from the three dozen or so people gathered, including a table of hardcore Prince fans. Nobody else raises their star-shaped bidding paddles and Kruse bangs his gavel down and congratulates the winning bidder, who got it for $12,500. "What an awesome buy," the auctioneer exclaims.  Such was the scene many times over. A purple, stage-worn jumpsuit, from the collection of Prince's ex Mayté Garcia, was expected to get between $6,000 and $8,000 but went for $27,500, again to applause, and a dark-purple tunic Prince wore in 1996 that was estimated to go for the same went for $25,000. A white Schecter "cloud" guitar that was sitting to the right of Kruse (one of the few items actually on display) went for $30,000. The audience clapped as if Prince had just finished playing it.

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