Readings — From the October 2012 issue

Going Once

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From a catalogue produced by Hutter Auction Galleries for an auction of the estate of Jack Kevorkian, who died in June 2011. The auction was held in New York City last October. Only twenty-four of the ninety-six listed items sold, grossing $8,795.

Master Lock for his prison locker.

Adolfo tuxedo. Worn to the 2010 Emmy Awards.

Pearl flute. Sterling silver, made in Japan. Countless hours of composing his music were accomplished on this flute.

Sheet music composed by Kevorkian, including: “Lamentation,” “Pastorale,” “Fantasy for Solo Cello,” and “Fantasia and Fugue for Organ.”

Oil painting by Jack Kevorkian: Coma.

Jack and Margaret Kevorkian spelling-bee medals.

Letter of support from the International Cemetery and Funeral Association.

Limerick written to Judge Judy.

Bulletproof vest, worn during his trials because of death threats.

Drawing of a carbon-monoxide chamber. Hand-drawn with notations, “white out” corrections.

Oil painting by Jack Kevorkian: Born Again.

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