. October 11, 2007

Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer furnishings, art and memorabilia from the collection of rock an roll royalty Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.

The two-day sale will be held at Gibson Guitar Showroom, Beverly Hills, CA on Friday and Saturday, November 30th and December 1st.

More than 500 lots of memorabilia, jewelry, costumes, paintings, furniture and decorative works of art from the Osbourn’s Gothic style home in Beverly Hills, their Shabby Chic Malibu home and their Buckinghamshire mansion in England will be sold with a portion of the proceeds being donated to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.

Founded by Sharon to improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones, the Foundation provides at-home help, childcare, transportation, access to support groups and patient care services offered within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne Collection consists of fine and decorative art and memorabilia from the lives and careers of these multi-award-winning international celebrities.

Sharon said: “It has taken our lifetime to collect all of these items. Both Ozzy and I have very special memories of each and every item as it came into our home and became part of our lives. It is like giving up a part of us and we hope each and every item finds a very special home”

Darren Julien, President/CEO of Julien’s Auctions said: “The Osbournes individually and as a family have greatly impacted pop culture globally. This is a unique first time opportunity for fans and collectors to obtain a piece of their historic careers and/or personal lives”.

Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Works of Art:

Fans and collectors will have an opportunity to own a piece of fine and decorative art from The Osbournes MTV Show that adorned their Beverly Hills home creating an ethereal and serene environment in Gothic taste.

Highlights among more than 400 lots of furnishings, fine and decorative arts include a monumental seated gilded Buddha statue featured prominently in the Osbournes backyard during the series (est. $8,000/10,000), a walnut parquetry inlaid games table (est. $4,000/$6,000), and a pair of imposing garden architectural spires (est. $1,500/2,000).

Other pieces include a cast bronze statue by Edouard Drouot of a young nymph entitled “€œMuse des Bois” (est. $4,000/6,000), a Regency fruitwood expandable dining table (est. $6,000/8,000), a set of Queen Anne style ebonized and parcel gilt side chairs, each featuring a different hand painted bird (est. $8,000/10,000), and a 19th century carved Venetian blackamoor holding a bowl (est. $3,000/5,000).

Items from the Malibu residence feature Ozzy and Sharons master bedroom distressed painted Louis XVI style bed (est. $1,800/2,600) and similar glazed Louis XVI style bookcase cabinet (est. $2,000/4,000), a Venetian glass oval mirror with applied rosettes and etched panels estimated at $800/1000, and an antique sterling Edwardian frame with a pierced and repouss ornamental design and beveled glass mirror plate (est. $300/500).

Property offered from the Buckinghamshire residence include a Gabriel Ferrier oil on canvas portrait of a lady in a black dress and gloves (est. $4,000/5,000), an Empire style mahogany and parcel-gilt salon suite (est. $2,000/3,000), and a French rosewood sécrétaire chest with marble top (est. $1,500/2,000). The sale also contains a number of ATV quad bikes, including the Yamaha Bansheevehicle that was involved in Ozzys serious accident.

The sale will also feature approximately 200 lots of Sharon and Ozzy memorabilia, much of it from the hugely popular real-life MTV show The Osbournes.

The iconic beaded wire model of the Eiffel Tower featured prominently in the show is estimated at $150/200, while the cast bronze Devil’s head plaque that was mounted on the front door and featured during the first season of the show is estimated at $800/1,200.

A hand-painted Mary Rose Young teacup and saucer that was Ozzy’s preferred coffee cup (est. $200/400), Jack Osbourne’s black leather bed from the series with crucifix motif in rivets (est. $1,000/2,000), and a Continental cast iron crucifix that adorned Ozzy’s den in various episodes (est. $800/1,200) are likely to be among the most coveted lots.

The historic Adler Victorian style carved walnut pool table, which bears a plaque stating that it was “Handcrafted for Ozzy Osbourne by Adler” is estimated at $8,000/10,000, while of an even more personal nature is a pair of Ozzy’s trademark sunglasses (est. $600/800) and a custom Zakk Wylde Epiphone Les Paul Buzzsaw Gibson Guitar autographed by Zakk Wylde and Nick Catanese (est. $2,000/3,000).

The sale will also include a selection of record awards and other diverse items spanning the vast careers of the rock megastar and his “housewife superstar”.

Jewelry and Fashion:

The sale will also feature a stunning array of original gowns worn by Sharon and her daughter Kelly, along with stage outfits worn by Ozzy. The Osbourne Collection will also feature items of personal jewelry including a selection of rings and a bracelet.

Ozzy said: “I don’t know why we are selling everything as I want it all. Sharon tells me that we have to, otherwise our house will explode. As long as she does not ask me for a pair of my boxers for the auction I will support it, especially since it is helping raise funds for her charity.”

Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions said: “The Osbourne’s influence is so remarkably broad that anything from their lives and/or career is highly collectible. Sharon especially has always had a progressive and innovative style from her fashion to her homes.”

Highlights from the sale will travel to The O2 in London, England – where some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment have appeared since its sensational opening in June, and where the long-awaited Tutankhamun exhibition will open next month (Nov) – for show on Monday November 5th, when European fans and collectors will have an opportunity to see the property first hand.

The full sale exhibition will take place at the Gibson Guitar Showroom (9350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 130, Beverly Hills, CA 90210) from Monday, November 26th through Thursday November 29th.

The Osbournes:

Sharon was 17 when she first met Ozzy. They were married on July 4th, 1982 and their tour bus was often a nursery for their three children, Aimee, Kelly and Jack.

As a solo artist, Ozzy has sold over 27 million albums in the US and 50 million worldwide. Two of his albums, “Blizzard of Ozz” (1980) and “No More Tears (1991) are certified quadruple-platinum, for sales of over 4 million copies in the US.

On March 5th, 2002 the Emmy Award winning American reality show The Osbournes premiered on March 5th, 2002 and became the most-viewed series on MTV further securing the family’s place in pop culture history. Sharon is currently enjoying tremendous success with X-Factor in the U.K. and America’s Got Talent in the U.S., while Ozzy continues to headline Ozzfest and perform in front of sell-out crowds worldwide.

Kelly is currently starring with rave reviews in London’s West End as Mama Morton in Chicago and also has a new radio show on BBC1. Jack is filming his second season of Extreme Sports

The Julien’s Auctions Catalogue:

The catalogue for the sale of Property from the Collection of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne can be pre-purchased by logging on to www.juliensauctions.com or by calling (310)836-1818.

Catalogues are also available for purchase at the exhibition at the O2 Dome in London, England (November 5th – 10th) and at the exhibition/auction at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Beverly Hills, CA (November 26th – December 1st. Illustrated throughout in full color the high quality catalogue costs $50 plus shipping and handling.

Registering to Bid

Registration is required to bid in this auction. You can register easily in person at any one of the exhibitions showing the highlights from the collection by visiting www.juliensauctions.com any time before the sale, or calling (310)816-1818.

Placing Bids

Auction Network will broadcast live streaming video of the auction and provide viewers with real-time, interactive bidding during the auction.

Online viewers can watch the action unfold and join in, bidding live against the auction’s attendees and people around the world. In the end, the “virtual bidders” can place the highest bid over the Internet or phone and the item will be shipped to their door. Bidders can view customized catalogs on www.juliensauctions.com and participate in the auction live online. Auction Network also delivers adrenaline-fueled entertainment, exclusive previews of items and the historic and emotional stories associated with them.

There are four ways to bid in this sale:
• Through the Internet using real-time and absentee bidding at www.juliensauctions.com. You may register there to place bids through the Live Auction tool and may also download an absentee bid form from www.juliensauctions.com. Note that online registration only enables you to bid online.
• In the room by attending the auction and raising your paddle (issued upon registration).
• Over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys your bid to the auctioneer. Phone bidding is best when you have not set a limit for an item and want to pursue it until it’s yours.
• Enter Absentee bids. An Absentee (or Order) bid is placed by filling a form and returning it to Julien’s bid department via fax or mail. The form indicates the highest amount you would like to bid for an item or items. (The auctioneer will submit bids on your behalf up to — but never above — the amount you specify. He will always endeavor to buy the lot as cheaply as possible as other bidding permits) Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of the sale catalogue, and are also available at Julien’s offices and on our website at www.juliensauctions.com.

About Julien’s Auctions

With expertise specializing in entertainment memorabilia, Julien’s has quickly established themselves as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogues unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, Madonna, U2, Barbara Streisand, Muhammad Ali, Debbie Reynolds, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more.

Julien’s Auctions has conducted co-branded auctions with Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses in addition to partnering with the most recognized and respected brands in the world. In 2004, Julien’s Auctions partnered with Christie’s to create one of the most successful multi-consignor sales of entertainment memorabilia ever offered, raising a total of more than $2.1 million. In the fall of 2006, Julien’s Auctions partnered with Sotheby’s to sell property from the life and career of Cher with a sale total of over $3.5 million. Julien’s Auctions now include the sale of jewelry, fine and decorative arts and other high value property in addition to memorabilia offering a full service to our celebrity clients. Julien’s Auctions have conducted multiple sales with Gibson Guitar, establishing Julien’s as the premier venue for guitars and Rock ‘N’ Roll ephemera. In the spring of 2007 Julien’s conducted the largest multi-consignor sale to date for Rock “N” Roll memorabilia. The $2.4 million sale featured property consigned by The Edge and other band members of U2, one of the many highlights in the sale was the Jimi Hendrix’ studio guitar which sold for $480,000.

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