Michael Peterson ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ sells for record price at the Burleigh Boardriders charity Auction

Posted by on Jan 14, 2009 in News, RANDOM GALLERIES |

On Friday the 9th January, Burleigh Boardriders held their annual Charity- Auction Luncheon. That runs in conjunction with the 2009 Honolua Single Fin Classic.

The day was a great success with sports celebritys like Occy, Luke egan, Hoyo, celebrity chef , Peter Evans and rugby league legend Craig Wing.

Comedian Fred Lang was Master of ceremonies and continually brought the house down with his one liners and comeback s to the hecklers.

There were several great items up for auction including a signed Parramatta jersey and a set of canvas photo prints from Dick Hoole that MP had reportedly taken off his own lounge room wall to donate!!..

The surprise of the auction was the classic framedĀ  sepia print from Lens Legend Marty Tullemans of Michael Peterson which fetched a whopping $6000!!

The photo is an all time classic of surfing legend Michael Peterson posing with one of his finely tuned creations sitting on top of a dog house outside his old surfboard factory in Kirra.

The photo was taken in 1975 you can purchase signed copies of this print here on OceanArtwork.com

Stay tuned for an interview with Marty Tullemans in the next week and more of his classic historical prints for sale in my Online gallery – shop

Oh yeah and Paul Ward took out the contest you can read Tappas wrap up of the contest here

Or see a news video clip here