Anthony Bourdain Estate auction items on display in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Some personal items from Anthony Bourdain’s estate are being auctioned in Hostess Town.
The legendary chef passed away in June of last year, but the collection will keep his legacy alive.
âThe objects really speak of who he was,â said Amanda Everard, president of Everard Auctions & Appraisals.
Everard spends her days presenting old things that have stories, but she never imagined that a celebrity’s personal items would end up in her shop.
âI have a long-standing relationship with a colleague in New York who manages sales, Lark Mason Associates,â Everard said. “And they thought it was important to bring the collection not just to New York, but across the country, so it’s actually Savannah and Texas.”
Bourdain’s personalized Tom Ford tuxedo is one of the items on display, fully intact, his name even embroidered on the jacket.
âWhich would be a good thing to be able to flash,â Everard said.
Other items include sculptures, paintings, and even his favorite records.
âTony got a lot, a lot of things over the years, you know he couldn’t keep them all and what was left he kept at home,â Everard said. âWhere he kept things that really mattered to him, then they’re special. “
Nearly 200 of Bourdain’s most expensive goods across the three sites will be auctioned online through October 30.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will help students who, like Bourdain, enjoy food and travel.
âIts alma mater, the Culinary Institute of America, receives 40 percent of the estate’s revenue and so it’s exciting, it will allow students to study abroad and learn more about cultures and foods. “
The items will sell for between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars, with the majority of the proceeds going to his family.
The remaining money will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Fellowship from his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America.
Three exhibitions are held across the country in Savannah and New York as well as New Braunfels, Texas.
A selection of furniture, artwork and clothing is on display at Everard Auctions & Appraisals at 2436 Waters Avenue. From now until October 25, appointments must be made to view the collection.
On October 28, the exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 29.
The auction will be held online until October 30. For questions, call 830-730-3455.
Bourdain, known for his passion for food and culture, was filming for “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” when he committed suicide in France.