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Lot 82
21 – 31 March 2023, 12:00 PDT
Online, Los Angeles

Sold for US$15,300 inc. premium

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The Paiste steel hammered gong with "MTV MUSIC TELEVISION" logo used on MTV throughout the 1980s, in original hardcase shipping crate with 'Paiste' shipping label addressed to 'Judy McGrath, United Studios/MTV Stage, 515 West 57th Street, New York 10019'.
Gong: 60.5 in. diam.; Case: 64.5 x 64.5 in.


This gong is believed to be one of two made for MTV [the other with a slightly different logo design], with this gong being used on MTV throughout the 1980s. It was famously used by Tina Turner when she appeared as a guest presenter for a show where she talked about her favorite music videos in 1986; she kicked off the show by turning upside down on the gong stand [not present] to bang the gong with her feet.

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