Wolf (Jerry Garcia's Legendary Guitar) Live Auction and Viewing

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Wolf (Jerry Garcia's Legendary Guitar) Live Auction and Viewing

To support the Southern Poverty Law Center, Please stay tuned regarding tickets, pricing and additional information!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

A limited number of tickets will be available for the evening. If you would like to register for seats please sign up for the Brooklyn Bowl newsletter to be one of the first to receive the information regarding the event. If you would like to register as a bidder at the auction, we urge you to directly contact Guernsey’s at wolf@guernseys.com or, better yet, give Guernsey’s a call at 212-794-2280.

Wolf (Jerry Garcia's Legendary Guitar) Live Auction and Viewing
For millions of passionate Grateful Dead fans, there is only one “Wolf”: Jerry Garcia’s beloved guitar. Customized by luthier Doug Irwin, Wolf was delivered to Jerry and first appeared in a 1973 New York City performance the Grateful Dead gave for the Hells Angels. Over the following two decades, Wolf became almost as well known as the performer himself as it appeared in countless concerts and on treasured recordings throughout Jerry’s fabled career. 

Years after the musician’s passing, Wolf returned to Doug and was sold in a 2002 Guernsey’s auction conducted at NYC’s electric Studio 54, where it fetched close to $1 million, more than doubling the existing world record. Now, Wolf’s buyer, wishing to support the important efforts of the Southern Poverty Law Center and its continuing fight against racism and hate groups, has returned Wolf to Guernsey’s for an unprecedented one lot auction of this most treasured guitar. The proceeds of the winning high bid on this extraordinary instrument will go to SPLC. This Guernsey’s event, additionally supported by the Relix Group, will be held on May 31st, live at the fabulous Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. Absentee bidders will also be accommodated.

From San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to NYC’s Palladium to Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Jerry and Wolf travelled, appearing in front of massive, passionate audiences. It is no wonder that the devoted Deadhead who purchased the Wolf in 2002 has said, “I’ve been a fan of The Dead since I was a kid, and playing this iconic guitar over the past 15 years has been a privilege. But the time is right for Wolf to do some good. My wife and I have long supported the efforts of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and if ever we needed the SPLC, we sure do need them now.”

Rarely, if ever, has there been an item as memorable and noteworthy as the Wolf being sold in support of such a worthy cause. Guernsey’s is thrilled that the return of Wolf will go a long way to combat racism and injustice across the country.

Brooklyn Bowl is proud to present on May 31st a spectacular Guernsey’s auction event, where celebrated musicians will have a chance to play Wolf one last time before it finds a new owner. Those interested in bidding on Wolf, or attending the auction and preview events should visit www.guernseys.com or contact the auction house in New York at 212-794-2280.
To support the Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of the foremost advocacy groups in the United States, comprised of a team of lawyers and activists who fight on behalf of the victims of bigotry and advocate for civil rights. In the late 1960s, the countless injustices that continued to face African-Americans motivated Alabama lawyer Morris Dees to make a career out of empowering the disenfranchised. He joined forces with another Montgomery lawyer, Joe Levin, to pursue pro bono civil rights cases. With the help of generous support from people across the nation, the Southern Poverty Law Center was officially founded in 1971, providing Dees and Levin with a means of formalizing and expanding their efforts to achieve legal victories for vulnerable citizens—in particular, Black Americans living in the South. Since its founding, the SPLC has fought and won cases for the victims of persisting Jim Crow segregation and white supremacist activities, and has made additional progress in the pursuit of equality for women, children, the LGBT community, and the disabled. In addition to monitoring hate groups and advocating for the most vulnerable, the SPLC has developed the award-winning Teaching Tolerance program, which provides educators with resources for teaching and practicing respect and inclusivity in the classroom. The good work of the SPLC continues to be of utmost importance in our ever diversifying society, and Guernsey’s is proud to produce this event benefitting their efforts to fight hate, teach tolerance, and seek justice.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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