Yesterday, a treasure trove of personal items belonging to late The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint were sold in auction. 170 items that “reflect Keith’s personal taste in art and fashion as well as his interests in music and beyond,” went under the hammer.
There was a bunch of eclectic music and personal memorabilia snaffled up. Including Flint’s double-spike septum piercing, his record collection — featuring the work of Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, clothes, including a Nike sneaker collection and a selection of BAPE garb, furniture, gold disks, awards and much more.
The three MTV Music Awards were the most expensive items sold, selling for a cool $29,792. The awards honoured were the MTV Networks Europe Viewer’s Choice Award for ‘Breathe’ in 1997, a Viewer’s Choice Award for the same track, and the Best Dance Video Award for ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ in 1997/1998.
“It was an event, it wasn’t just a disposal of the assets. It was a chance to see all of Keith’s personal possessions, to sit amongst them, to watch them be sold,” Martin Millard of Cheffins told NME. “It was a one-off. It was really great to see the number of people who came out and who had been queuing all day to be a part of history.”
Watch: The Prodigy – ‘Breathe’
Back in August, The Prodigy revealed that they were working on new music for the first time since Flint’s untimely passing.
Taking to social media earlier Liam Howlett shared an image of himself in the studio, revealing that the band were cooking up new material.
“Back in the studio making noise,” Howlett explained, accompanying the post with tags like #weliveforever and #cantstoptheorkc. “Brand new Prodigy tunes are gonna roll.”