Christie's Auctions Off James Brown's Possessions
After being contested by two of Brown's former business managers, Christie's hosted the James Brown Collection auction today, something his children were also unhappy about and planned on protesting.
The sale went on, however, and around 350 lots from Brown's South Carolina home were on the block earlier today. Official figures aren't in yet, but the sale was expected to take in nearly $2 million. $32,500 of that came from musician Paul Shaffer who bid on Brown's medical bracelet...meanwhile the Godfather of Soul's Hammond organ only went for $10,000. Auctions are weird! go to GOTHAMIST for the full story and bigger pix.