Buy Dennis Hopper’s Personal Record Collection for $150,000
Attention (wealthy) Blue Velvet fans: Dennis Hopper’s personal, 110-LP record collection, stocked with the late actor’s copies of classic LPs alongside rare and unreleased recordings, is available to purchase via Moda Operandi for $150,000, or roughly half the budget of Easy Rider.
The collection, offered up by Hopper’s daughter Marin, features “handwritten notes to the actor from various artists and several unreleased records, this is a very personal biography of Dennis Hopper’s musical journey,” the listing says (via Fact).
The collection features Hopper’s personal copies of classic LPs like the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Leonard Cohen’s Songs From a Room and Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, as well as less renowned LP like Jefferson Starship’s Dragon Fly and Fleetwood Mac’s Future Games.
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However, the true value of the $150,000 collection comes in vinyl available nowhere else, like a 1970 recording of “Blue Suede Shoes” that Carl Perkins made specifically for Hopper as a gift from Zack Van Arsdale.
A portion of the $150,000 sale price will be donated to The Future Heritage Fund, which was founded in partnership with the New Mexico Community Foundation to support a range of cultural and artistic non-profit organizations in New Mexico.