Unique Prince voodoo doll up for sale at RR Auction
A voodoo doll depicting the late pop icon Prince is amongst a collection of memorabilia now up for sale at RR Auction.
The collection, which also includes clothing, personal items, handwritten notes and signed photographs, has been consigned to auction by Prince's former assistant Karen Krattinger.
Krattinger who worked for Prince for five years from 1984 until 1989 in a number of roles, ranging from production coordinator on the Purple Rain Tour to road manager for the Revolution, general manager of PRN Productions, and finally Prince’s executive assistant.
She was also responsible for the interior design of Paisley Park Studios and Prince's personal residence, which is now set to become a public museum opening for tours in October 2016.
The unique voodoo doll was made for Krattinger by the Paisley Park Records wardrobe department when she left her role in 1989 – perhaps as a humorous reference to the sometimes demanding nature of her employer – and is valued at $800+.
The most valuable items from the collection are a white ruffled crop-top shirt worn by Prince throughout the Purple Rain era, estimated at $4,000+; Prince’s personally used glitter cane and wand, originally bought by Krattinger for his house in Chanhassen, Minnesota, estimated at $1,500; and two tambourines used on stage by Prince, each valued at $1,000+.
Also up for grabs are Prince's handwritten grocery list (featuring Five Alive and mixed nuts); a birthday card signed 'Love God'; a shopping list for gifts which includes perfume and lingerie; and a pair of throw pillows from him Paisley Park home.
Further mementoes include an invitation and pass to Prince's 27th birthday party – a lavish masquerade ball entitled 'Around the World in a Day', organized by Krattinger at just three week's notice – estimated at $1,000+; numerous laminates and passes from tours and award shows; and a collection of original vintage tour t-shirts.
The RR Auction sale of the Karen Krattinger ends on Wednesday September 14.
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