It’s not often that you see Ozzy Osbourne fans outbid art buyers at high end auctions, but that is exactly what happened this weekend at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Beverly Hills, California when the Osbournes held one of the best celebrity garage sales ever, with proceeds going to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
“We had Ozzy fans bidding against these sophisticated fine art buyers, which you don’t see every day,” said Darren Julien, whose company, Julien’s Auctions, ran the charity sale. “For the most part the metalheads were outbidding the art crowd.”
There were people that flew in from as far as Germany to bid on some of the Osbourne goods. (See photos of some of these items below) The most popular items were from the Osbournes’ MTV show – a bat coat sold for $3,300 and skull sneakers worn by the rocker himself fetched $2,625. Ozzy’s infamous round glasses sold for $5,250.
Art buyers were more interested in things like an Edouart Drouot sculpture, which sold for $10,500, and a Gabriel Joseph Marie Augustin Ferrier painting that sold for $5,312.
One item that Ozzy had trouble parting with was his pool table. He has fond memories of playing pool with his kids when they were growing up. He eventually relented and put the table up for auction…I’m sure he’s glad that he did because it sold for $11,250.
See photos of the some of the items at the Osbourne Garage Sale below.