JANUARY 11, 2024

Christie’s Announce Auction Sale and Public Exhibition, Goodbye Peachtree Road

This February, Christie’s will present the iconic property of Elton’s former Atlanta home in a series of landmark sales at Christie’s Rockefeller Center. Beginning with an evening sale on Wednesday, February 21, the series will be comprised of 8 sales in total, both live and online. These auctions, of this extraordinary collection represent a turning point in the celebrated singer’s personal journey and offers collectors a rare opportunity to own a piece of its rich history.

Fans will be able to explore the collection as part of a free public exhibition form 9-21 February.

Over the years, Elton John assembled a distinctive collection of works of art, objects and memorabilia, many of them crafted specifically for his home on Peachtree Road: Fans will discover an in-depth look at Elton John’s deep passion for photographs, which he began collecting avidly in the 1990s. Creating a gallery-like atmosphere, he adorned the walls of his Atlanta residence with pieces by pioneering artists, such as Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Beard, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon and more.

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Black and White Vogue Cover (B) (Jean Patchett) New York, 1950. Selenium toned gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on paper, printed 1984. Image: 14¾ x 15 in (37.4 x 38.1 cm); Sheet: 17¼ x 15⅝ in (43.8 x 39.6 cm). Estimate: $100,000-150,000. Offered in The Collection of Sir Elton John: Opening Night on 21 February 2024 at Christie’s in New York

Damien Hirst (b. 1965), Your Song, 2008. Butterflies, cubic zirconia, scalpel blades, pills, diamond dust and household gloss on canvas. 84 x 84 in (213.4 x 213.4 cm). Estimate: $350,000-450,000. Offered in The Collection of Sir Elton John: Opening Night on 21 February 2024 at Christie’s in New York

Also included in the collection are highly intimate artworks crafted personally for Elton John and his husband David Furnish. Among them is Damien Hirst’s “Your Song” signed and inscribed ‘xxx for Elton + David love Damien Thank You,’ with an estimated value of $350,000-450,000; as well as a portrait of Elton John by Julian Schnabel, estimated to be worth $200,000-300,000.

Online sales begin open for bids on February 9 and will close respectively on February 27 with Elton John and Gianni Versace, Honky Chateau and The Jewel Box. The second day of online sales will end on February 28 with Love and Lust, Elton’s Superstars and Out of the Closet.