Elton John Announces 2nd Round Of Auction Of Personal Items
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Imagine snagging items once owned by the legendary Elton John. Well, unless you’ve got deep pockets, just considering joining this auction might be your only option. Still, feel free to check out the cool stuff the pop legend is putting up for grabs.
At 76, the living legend himself has chosen to auction off several of his possessions at Christie’s in New York. The upcoming auction will feature a range of items, including his iconic platform boots, a grand piano, artwork, home decor, furniture, and even his iconic sunglasses.
In a bold move back in September 1988, Elton John conducted another auction that generated a whopping $8.2 million and helped him bounce back from a creative and personal slump. Reflecting on this period in his 2019 memoir, “Me,” he shared:
“I came up with a radical solution. I was going to sell it – all of it. Every painting, every bit of memorabilia, every stick of furniture, every objet d’art. All the clothes, all the jewelry, all the glasses, all the gifts that fans had sent me. Everything in the house, except the records.”
Fancy owning some of John’s Cartier jewelry or Versace shirts? Perhaps you’re drawn to his wigs, Louis Vuitton luggage, or capes? The extravagance displayed on stage and in real life by the pop icon is as unique as the items he plans to auction off. The auction, titled The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road, kicks off on February 21 with a series of eight sales both in person and online, as reported by Barrons.
This auction, deemed a symbolic closing chapter in Elton John’s life, follows the sale of the condo he purchased just after achieving sobriety in 1990, according to Town and Country Magazine. The items for auction come from his former condo in Atlanta on Peachtree Road. Christie’s has revealed that these items will be showcased at their Rockefeller Center galleries for two weeks in February leading up to the auction.
Describing the collection, Town and Country Magazine stated:
“This extraordinary collection not only showcases a diverse array of remarkable objects that encapsulate Elton’s unique life, work, and art but also provides our clients with a glimpse into the profound impact that the city of Atlanta had on him.”
Curious to see photos of each item and their starting prices? Click here.