Elton John’s Grand Piano Headed to Christie’s Auction Block Next Month

After biding farewell to his home on Peachtree Roadway in November, Sir Elton John is releasing years worth of things from the Atlanta house. Fans will have the opportunity to own a few of the pieces that as soon as resided in the rockstar’s previous 13,500-square-foot apartment when the “Rocket Male” releases an auction with Christie’s next month.

John is a recognized collector. As Fred Dilger, among the the performer’s designers, informed ADVERTISEMENT in 1999: “Elton is a champ buyer.” The series of sales starting on February 21 will consist of art, clothes, and great deals of souvenirs crafted particularly for his previous duplex.

In addition to his LA manse, the apartment functioned as among the English-born vocalist‘s stateside home bases, numerous of the products up for grabs are individual pieces he took pleasure in living among and utilizing in his time on Peachtree Roadway– including his Yamaha grand piano. An agent from Christie’s informed ADVERTISEMENT that having the piano in the apartment or condo was, as one may anticipate, basic to the classically-trained artist: “He required the piano to be able to get himself prepared to go on phase and make certain he was polished and understood his tunes from starting to end.” John likewise utilized the instrument to make up the music for tunes he was composing (and, no doubt, to captivate pals).

Elton John’s Yamaha grand piano, design C6F PE.

Picture: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2024

A set of Elizabeth II rocket-shaped mixed drink shakers from John’s collection will likewise be up for grabs.

Picture: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2024

The 76-year-old concluded Goodbye Yellow Brick Roadway, billed as his last trip, back in July of 2023, and now lives mainly in England. The relocation triggered the sale of the Atlanta apartment he’s called home in the United States because 1992, bring $7.2 million.

Images from John’s comprehensive photography collection, consisting of a Herb Ritts original of Naomi Campbell and other pieces by famous professional photographers like Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, and Helmut Newton, will likewise be on the auction block. They’ll sign up with works by modern artists like Keith Haring, Banksy, and Andy Warhol.

The “Crocodile Rock” vocalist’s daybed– total with tiger print velour and crocodile feet– was obtained in 1993.

Picture: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2024

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