Elton John plans to sell off 900 items from his former Atlanta residence, with an estimated value of $10 million.

Elton John plans to sell off 900 items from his former Atlanta residence, with an estimated value of $10 million.

Next week, fans of Sir Elton John’s flashy fashion can purchase his most fashionable Versace outfits in a large auction of over 900 items. This includes the belongings from his $7.2 million Atlanta home, known as the Rocket Man’s residence.

New York’s Rockefeller Center is now home to a John emporium, created by Christie’s auction house. The auction will consist of two live events and six online sales, showcasing items from the singer’s personal collection. This includes his iconic thick rim glasses and a large art collection, with a special section titled “Love, Lust, and Devotion” featuring male art pieces.

In November, John sold his condominium in Atlanta for $7 million, which was 45% higher than the listed price. He had originally purchased the property over 30 years ago for less than $1 million. With the help of his husband, David Furnish, the singer converted the duplex into a spacious four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home by purchasing five adjacent units.

The bidding begins on Wednesday evening, and it is anticipated that the total amount raised from the sale of the couple’s possessions and other items will surpass $10 million.

The Flower Thrower Triptych by Banksy, featuring a man appearing to engage in violence but instead throwing a bouquet, is predicted to be the priciest item for sale, valued at $1 million to $1.5 million.

Costumes worn by the singer.View image in fullscreen
William Morris Burial Raft, made from blown and hot-sculpted glass.View image in fullscreen
A narrative video of Elton John greeting guests alongside his belongings for sale.

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Elton John’s Yamaha grand piano and a costume.View image in fullscreen

Also on the block are a pair of silver leather platform boots, with the letters E and J picked out in red, that John wore on tour ($5,000 to $10,000); a heart-shaped artwork by Damien Hirst called Your Song that features a picture of John and Furnish with the inscription: “xxx or Elton + David love Damien Thank You” ($350,000-450,000); and a Yamaha Conservatory grand piano, on which John practised hits for the musicals Aida and Billy Elliot ($30,000-50,000).

Jersey Jack Pinball has created a pinball machine that showcases John’s likeness and plays his popular songs, such as “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man.”

John proclaimed himself as a skilled Pinball player in the popular 1975 song that opens with the words: “Since I was a child, I’ve been playing the shiny ball. / From Soho to Brighton, I’ve played them all.” This item is valued at approximately $10,000 to $15,000, and the profits will be donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Elton John’s 1990 Bentley Continental convertible.View image in fullscreen

Tash Perrin, the deputy chair of Christie’s Americas, said: “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.

“We are delighted to share this diverse sale, showcasing a carefully curated collection of photographs, artworks, fashion pieces, and costumes – a tribute to one man’s unique perspective, creativity, and impeccable style.”

There are so many items of clothes and jewellery that Christie’s is holding three dedicated auctions for them, including one called: The Collection of Sir Elton John: Out of the Closet.

One section is dedicated to his Versace assortment, which “honors the close and impactful friendship between the renowned musician and the iconic designer.” According to Christie’s, the collection “provides a look into the deep bond that existed between these two influential figures in the realms of music and fashion.”

A £50 fee is required to obtain a copy of the catalogue for the collection titled “Goodbye Peachtree Road,” named after John’s 13,500 sq ft apartment in Atlanta.

Source: theguardian.com