This is not your average estate sale. Baird Jones, the famous party promoter for Studio 54 who died in 2008, had a rather, ahem, odd collection of artwork, by artists who range from the harmless (but not exactly artistically talented)– like Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sylvester Stallone — to murderers like Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson and Jack Kevorkian.
While we aren’t completely sure who besides Jones would be interested in owning an original Hitler, the 350 works are going up for auction this Wednesday at the RoGallery in Long Island City. The gallery owner told Page Six that price estimates are very low because “I have no idea what someone would pay for a Charles Manson painting. I wouldn’t want it on my wall.”
Jones left his art collection to his artist friend Hoop (Stephen Douglas Hooper) who died in 2011 and left it to his brother, Hugh Hooper, who is now putting the works up for auction. Presumably because he is too creeped out to own them.