The Rock and Roll Pop Art Auction
Lot #120: Johnny Cash San Quentin Stage-Worn Denim Jumpsuit

This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 8/5/2008
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100,000
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $120,000.00
Number of Bids: 1
Auction closed on: 8/5/2008

This original blue denim custom-made jumpsuit was worn by Johnny Cash during his rehearsal performance at San Quentin State Prison, February 24, 1969. Accented by brass zippers along the pant legs, breast and shoulder, the jumpsuit also features a custom white knit embroidery along the breast pockets that read, "The Johnny Cash Show/Cash." While not his signature "black," this jumpsuit is arguably the most memorable and famous outfit ever worn by Cash, immortalized by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall when he captured Cash "flipping the bird" during the filming of the San Quentin rehearsal. The photograph is deemed by many critics as the greatest rock photo ever taken. The jumpsuit is well-preserved and in exceptional condition. Estimate $125,000-$150,000.