Rocker Exene Cervenka hosts estate sale beginning Thursday

Exene Cervenka estate sale
Vintage punk memorabilia such as these X set lists and posters will be included in Exene Cervenka’s four-day estate sale.
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<i>This post has been updated, as indicated below.</i>

Calling all punk enthusiasts: Singer Exene Cervenka is downsizing and shedding more than 40 years of antiques in the process at a four-day estate sale beginning Thursday in Santa Ana.

“One hundred years of Americana needs a good home,” Cervenka said of the upcoming sale. “Treasured memories of the past can live on in your hands. Like a small inheritance, but without the squabbling with siblings.”

Items include what you might expect from the former member of the iconic Los Angeles band X: Electric guitars and old carnival chalk prizes. Vintage records and punk rock memorabilia. Midcentury Modern furniture and tiaras. 

“It’s a multifamily estate sale, but the vast majority of things belong to Exene as she is downsizing and relocating,” said Donna Knott of Donnaland Estate Sales. “She wants to recycle everything. She’s letting go.”


The sale will be held by appointment only on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Email to reserve a spot. Friday through Sunday is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with line numbers available at 9 a.m. The address will be released Thursday at 6 p.m. And for those willing to make the trek to Santa Ana, Knott said Cervenka plans on signing items for an hour or two each day of the sale. A bid box will be set up for guitars owned by Cervenka and must be picked up in person. 

[For the record, 12:50 p.m. PST Feb. 12: An earlier version of this post said the sale was open to the public on Thursday. It is by appointment only].


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