Jackson’s ‘Bad’ jacket, costumes sold at auction

Jackson’s ‘Bad’ jacket, costumes sold at auction

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Michael Jackson "Bad" Album Cover Worn Gloves on display at the Gotta Have It!'s Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction Press Preview at the Gotta Have It! store on October 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors.

Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien’s Auctions and said she plans to keep the items “archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide.”

Auctioneer Darren Julien said the jacket Jackson wore during his “Bad” tour fetched $240,000. Two of Jackson’s crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each, as did other jackets and performance costumes.

The auction featuring the collection of Jackson’s longtime costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush raised more than $5 million. Some proceeds benefited Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.

Online:

www.juliensauctions.com

 

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