Have you ever wanted to own a giant FA Cup, a 30ft tall model of Gromit or a 45ft Sonic the Hedgehog?
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Inflatables and stage props go under the hammer in Rock n Roll auction
Then now is the time todig deep because Halesworth-based Air Artists owner Rob Harries is selling 30 years’ of inflatables used by the likes of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and even Disney and MTV.
The collection of inflatables, plus a range of other memorabilia is being sold via online auction by online Durrants of Beccles. Log onto www.i-bidder.com and www.the-saleroom.com to place your bid before the sale closes at 6pm on September 15.
The inflatables were cleared out from the workshop after Mr Harries decided on a change in creative direction and began working with clay.
He said: “I’m sad to see them go but they very rarely see the light of day and so I would be quite happy for someone else to take them for a walk.The clear-out has been quite cathartic and brought back a lot of memories, but I do feel I’ve been there and done that now, and it’s time to move on.”
His favourite item is the pig’s head from Roger Waters’ Berlin Wall concert, produced back in 1990, but he has produced a wealth of items, including work for the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Bon Jovi.
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The inflatables were made in plain white fabric, stitched by his partner, Shirley, and then painted by a colleague, Andy Ireland. Most of his work came through a late friend, the rock and roll stage designer Mark Fisher.
Rebecca Mayhew of Durrants said: “We are delighted to be holding such an iconic sale of Rock and Roll inflatables and memorabilia – it’s a real once in a lifetime opportunity to sell items which took pride of place in concerts by so many of our idols.”
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