As reported in January, almost a thousand of British singer Elton John's most valuable objects will be auctioned next February 21 at Christie's in New York for an estimated value of 10 million dollars (more than nine million euros) 11 by the company. The Mr. Elton John Collection: Goodbye, Peachtree Road consists of eight auctions in which you can bid on items previously stored by the artist in his luxurious penthouse in Atlanta (USA), and include everything from haute couture clothing to Piano in your living room or to furniture that decorated your house.
Last fall, the superstar sold the apartment she shared with her husband in the capital of the North American state of Georgia, and the objects for sale are the result of her collecting activity, as for three decades she has been collecting photographs, works of contemporary art, Furniture and fashion items. “My apartment in Atlanta was like my cave, full of things I loved, memories from all over the world and things that inspired me every day,” the artist commented in an article about the auction published by Christie's.
The most expensive item in the auction is a 2017 painting by street artist Banksy of a masked man holding a bouquet of flowers. It is expected to sell for almost $1.5 million (€1.37 million). Also noteworthy is the sale of the Yamaha piano with which the artist composed the themes of the Broadway shows “Billy Elliot” and “Aida”, which is estimated to have sold for between 30,000 and 50,000 dollars (between 27,000 and 45,500 euros). trade will come. , according to calculations by the auction house.
Additionally, you can purchase some of her eccentric pieces, such as an ivory and gold outfit designed by Annie Reavey, estimated to be worth between $8,000 and $12,000 (€7,200 to €11,000), silver leather platform boots estimated to be worth between $5,000 and $10,000 ( 4,500-9,100 euros) or two dresses designed by Sandy Powell for the artist's 47th birthday in the style of the French King Ludwig
Versace designs are also the main protagonists of this auction, and a batch of seven shirts from the brand will hit the market, valued between 4,000 and 6,000 dollars (between 3,600 and 5,500 euros), a necklace with a crucifix made of diamonds, among others, between 7,000 and 10,000 dollars (6,300 and 9,100 euros) and even a pair of chairs, also in Louis XIV style, between 500 and 800 dollars (450 and 720 euros).
A pair of Elton John's silver leather boots auctioned at Sotheby's in London on September 6, 1988, virtually identical to those now being auctioned at Christie's in New York. Georges De Keerle (Getty Images)
This is the first auction of Elton John's belongings in 21 years. In 2003, Sotheby's in London auctioned a number of products from his home in the city (raising 2 million euros) and in 1988 sold some works of art and other rarities from his possession, such as a painting by René Magritte, for which the price was 64,000 pounds ( more than 13 million pesetas at the time) or a few silver baskets that he used as plates.