Texas-based Igavel Auctions will launch a month-long sale of Anthony Bourdain’s most valued possessions. The auction will showcase nearly 200 lots featuring Bourdain’s personal collection of artworks, books, apparel, and decorative furnishings to boot. A large portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America.
Highlights of the sale include a vintage U.S. Navy jacket, Michelin Man sculpture, the original manuscript of Bourdain’s ‘A Bone in the Throat,’ an oil on canvas painting entitled ‘Cristine and Me as Still-Life’ by Canadian artist Brad Phillips, as well as custom Bob Kramer steel and meteorite chef’s knife estimated to sell upwards of $6,000 USD. “The auction will continue Anthony Bourdain’s interest in education via the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America, his alma mater. The donations from the sale, equal to 40 percent of the hammer price, will be made by the Bourdain family,” said the auction house.
The auction will take place through October 9-30. All of the items in the sale will be available for online preview starting October 2 at Igavel Auctions’ website.
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“The items being sold present a coherent portrait of Mr. Bourdain. They include art by Ralph Steadman (the Hunter S. Thompson collaborator and a friend of Mr. Bourdain’s) and the artist John Lurie; a steel and meteorite chef’s knife; various books, records and several manuscripts of the chef’s own work. . Many of them speak to the quiet elegance favored by Mr. Bourdain, who told Ms. Woolever that he wanted his Manhattan apartment to feel like the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. . “He valued comfort, and he knew what looked good,” Ms. Woolever said. “He was definitely aware of how to play to his assets. When Vogue magazine approached us to do a story about him and I presented to him, my thought was, ‘He’s not going to want this.’ As was the case with so many things, I was wrong. He said, ‘Oh I absolutely want to do this, out of a sense of sheer vanity. I’m so flattered.’”” [@Jonesieman of @nytimes - link to full article available in bio] [Photo Credit @cnn @davidscottholloway] . Property from the Collection of Anthony Bourdain will be available in an online auction from October 9-30 on #igavelauctions presented by @larkmasonassociates. Lots will be available for preview from October 2nd. Watch this space. . #anthonybourdain