Back to the complete issue
Sunday, 4 June 2017

Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar fetches USD 1.9 mn in auction

The late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia’s guitar “Wolf” was sold for USD 1.9 mn last week, according to the Associated Press. The auction was set up by Guernsey’s and the proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The guitar was previously owned by Daniel Pritzker, a philanthropist, musician and film director who bought the instrument in 2002 for USD 790,000. Wolf is famous for having been played by Garcia everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to the Pyramids in Giza, where the Grateful Dead recorded their live album Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978. Here is a picture of Garcia posing gloriously near the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2021 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of Commercial International Bank (tax ID: 204-891-949), the largest private-sector bank in Egypt; EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; and Act Financial (tax ID: 493-924-612), the leading activist investor in Egypt; and Abu Auf (tax ID: 584-628-846), the leading health foodmaker in Egypt and the region.