Bidder End for John Suit
By Kathianne Boniello
January 16th, 2011
A Manhattan psychic probably could have imagined a better way to part with a piece of Beatles history.
The man who put John Lennon’s white “Abbey Road” suit up for auction allegedly did so while dodging his rent, his Manhattan landlord claims.
A lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week by Mark Arrow identifies Biond Fury, 67, as the seller who asked Braswell Galleries in Norwalk, Conn., to keep him anonymous during the Jan. 1 auction.
The suit, which the Beatle wore on the cover of “Abbey Road,” sold for $46,000, a far cry from its 2008 sale price of $140,000.
The sale attracted the attention of Arrow. Fury still owes him thousands of dollars in back rent on a West Side apartment, Arrow claims in court papers.
“This lawsuit is about everybody coming together over John Lennon,” quipped Arrow’s lawyer, Adam Leitman Bailey.
Fury could not be reached for comment.