Christie’s has announced that it will auction the Private Collection of Joan Rivers this June. I have to wonder what the legendary Joan Rivers would have said about her “Private Collection” being offered up at auction. No doubt, the very thought would have provided her with an endless amount of material. She was well known and loved for her self-deprecating humor, she once said “My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.” So don’t tell me that the upcoming auction of her “private collection” wouldn’t have amused her to no end. I’m sure she would be equally thrilled that her “private collection” warranted the interest of Christie’s. Can you imagine the jokes Joan Rivers would have made about that? “So the legendary Christies has expressed an interest in my private collection… Can we talk?”
“I mean, my private collection… Let me tell you, my collection is so private, that the last time it was unveiled…” I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. No doubt there would be something about cobwebs and the light of day… And as always, she’d make us laugh so hard that tears would be streaming down our faces. How I miss her wicked sense of humor.
Christie’s | New York & Online | 16 – 23 June 2016
According to the press release:
“This upcoming auction in New York will encompass the breadth of the late entertainer’s exceptional and eclectic taste, including decorative arts, paintings, fine French furniture and Fabergé. Coinciding with the live auction, extravagant costumes made by Bob Mackie, couture and personal jewelry spanning esteemed design houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston, will also be sold in an online auction held on June 16–23.”
“With more than 200 lots offered in the live sale on June 22 and approximately 80 lots in the online auction, estimates will range from $500 up to $200,000. Among the personal objects, which reflect Joan’s connoisseurship of fine and decorative arts and her sense of wit and humour, include a beautiful Edouard Vuillard painting, Dans L’Atelier, painted circa 1915, a jewelled nephrite study of a Lily of the Valley leaf by Fabergé, and a silver Tiffany & Co. water bowl engraved ‘for Spike’.”
A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to the charities God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. It’s nice to see that part of the proceeds from Joan Rivers Private Collection will go to a worthy cause. I wonder whether they’ll auction off her bunny slippers?
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