Sotheby’s has announced that late pop star Freddie Mercury’s personal collection will be unveiled for auction for the first time since he passed away 30 years ago.
The collection will feature approximately 1,500 items, including fine and decorative artworks, stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, and Japanese art. The collection is expected to sell for a staggering $7.44 million (Dhs27,321,912) across six auctions.
The items were preserved at Freddie’s home in West London, which he bought in 1980. The collection will be displayed at Sotheby’s London galleries from 4 August till 5 September before the auction. Key objects from the collection will also be displayed in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong in June.
On 6 September, the most significant items will be put up for auction, whilst the complete collection will be presented during two live auctions on 7 and 8 September.