Items that belonged to the late singer Amy Winehouse will be sold at an auction in the US.
This auction will take place in Beverly Hills, California at auction’s house Juliens on the 6 and 7 November. It will consist of over 800 personal items, including shoes, dresses, bras, records and books.
Such items also include the dress that the singer wore for her final stage appearance in June 2011. The singer who had battled with alcohol and drug addiction, was booed off the stage in Belgrade and sadly died a month later from alcohol posioning. She was 27 years old.
This dress was designed by Naomi Perry and is expected to accrue between $15,000 and $20,000 at this auction. A dress which has been described by Julien’s exective director Martin Nolan as “iconic”.
“That’s very iconic. But all of these dresses represent Amy – fantastic musician, songwriter, but also a fashion icon”, he said.
Having been on display on Monday, these items are expected to accrue around $2 million at this auction.
Meanwhile in the UK, a new exhibition honouring Amy Winehouse will also open on November (27). More on that here.
Nolan on “very difficult” Winehouse auction
Speaking on the auction, Martin Nolan also had this to say.
“It’s very difficult when you have to do an auction when you’re working with the parents of their deceased child”, he said.
He also added, “It took them a long time to actually come to terms and decide to let go, with the realisation that, of course, there are fans and museums and collectors all over the world that will want to own some of these items, care for them, show them at museums, keep her legacy and her memory alive and at the same time raise some money for the foundation”.
The proceeds from this auction will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation. This helps young, vulnerable people who are struggling with addiction.
Amy Winehouse spoke about her addiction troubles a lot during her career. She also won a Grammy for her “Back To Black“ album.
Her father Mitch called on people to remember her for her talent and not just her addictions. More on that here.