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The new year has barely started, and already there’s lots (including auction offerings) for Elton John fans to anticipate.

Next month, Christies will sell everything from platform boots to a Bentley convertible. The goods are from Elton’s former home in Atlanta, Georgia, his ”man cave” full of things he has loved from around the world.

So as you might expect, lots include personalised pieces such as  Damien Hirst‘s heart-shaped art containing a photo of Elton and David Furnish; a good deal of jewelry (from names like Theo FennellChopard and Cartier); plus plenty of clothing, designed by the likes of Tommy Nutter and Gianni Versace. Elton admits to not wearing half of his Versace shirts–preferring to hang them in his closet as a sort of art installation. And although Elton and David own an extensive photo collection, there was a time when the former didn’t even consider photography (also part of The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road) to be an art form.

With around 900 lots, there will be a series of sales at Christies‘ Rockefeller Center branch in New York City as well as online, starting the evening of 21 February (with a public exhibition from 9 February through 21 February). A limited-edition catalogue will be published, and there are plans for a pop-up gift shop, which will include a selection of Elton John Eyewear and chances to win prizes.

A date has yet to be announced for Elton’s new album, but the New York Post has learned that David LaChapelle‘s work will be featured on the cover. Lachapelle took pictures for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and designed the Red Piano production in Las Vegas, Nevada. In fact, one of his Red Piano set pieces, a neon dollar sign, is in the Honky Chateau sale at Christie’sThe Jewel Box options, on the other hand, include an openwork gold piano brooch, while the Out of The Closet portion of the Sir Elton John Collection has a pair of  black and white ‘piano’ sneakers. Even one of the performer’s actual pianos is going on the auction block.


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On the 10th of March, the Academy Awards will be held. That means, of course, that the Elton-John-AIDS-Foundation will hold one of their biggest fundraisers in West Hollywood Park. It will be hosted by Elton, David Furnish, their pals Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and actress/comic Tiffany Haddish.


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The EJAF used to host an annual White Tie and Tiara ball in the UK. At the 2016 event, the auction included a Glass-Microbiology sculpture. Kevin Spacey purchased it for £60,000. In fact, the artist Luke Jerram, tells the Elton Blog that Elton himself owns several such pieces.

Luke is probably best known for Play Me, I’m Yours. The project has provided pianos for the public to play outside markets and galleries as well as inside commuter hubs such as St-Pancras station, where Elton stopped by in 2016. He brought along his own piano for a surprise performance. Another surprise was when he left behind the instrument as a gift for others to play.

We want to close with a couple of messages–belated birthday wishes to Elton and David’s son, Elijah, who turned eleven on Thursday.


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And best of luck to Elton at tonight’s Emmy Awards (to air on the Fox channel). Results have still-to-be-announced for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), which Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Live From Dodger Stadium is up for.

The Disney+ special has already received a pair of Creative Emmy trophies. They were for Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork for a Special, as well as Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special.

So here’s another message–of congratulations–to Fulwell-73-ProductionsClair-Global, and Rocket Entertainment!


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