Amy Winehouses Personal Property to Be Auctioned – Barron’s

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Amy Winehouse's personal items will be offered to benefit her foundation. Getty Images; Julien's Auctions

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Hundreds of dresses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, worn by the late British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse during some of her most iconic performances will be sold by Juliens Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., in November 2021, with all proceeds to benefit her eponymous foundation.

This will be the first time the most personal items of the five-time Grammy-award winning music star will be auctioned, according to Juliens Auctions. The sale will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the singers death in 2011 at age 27.

The pop diva toured and performed in numerous headline performances and ion various festivals.

"Amy Winehouse is one of the rare and remarkable music icons whose incredible power and soulful expression in every word and note she sang with her distinct voice remains unmatched by no other artist in music history, Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, said in a statement.

"We celebrate her singular talent and iconoclastic style in this collection of her most personal artifacts and wardrobe worn in her career defining moments," he said.

Born and raised in a family of professional jazz musicians and jazz music lovers, Winehouse taught herself how to play and write music at 14. In 2000, she became a featured vocalist with the prestigious National Jazz Orchestra at age 17.

She released her first album Frank in 2003, but it was her second album in 2006, Back to Black, that raised her to international stardom. The album, which contains classic hits such as You Know I'm No Good, Rehab, and the title song, Back to Black, sold close to 10 million copies worldwide.

Highlights from the sale include a few pieces by Italian couture brand Dolce & Gabbana. A mohair blend cardigan with leopard style pattern and self-tie belt worn by Winehouse has a presale estimate of between $1,500 and $3,000. She was photographed wearing the cardigan leaving the Hawley Arms Pub in Londons Camden neighborhood on March 3, 2011.

A Dolce & Gabbana knee-length leopard print pencil skirt that was hiked up into a mini skirt and worn by Winehouse for her performance at the 2008 BRIT Awards has a high estimate of $5,000; and a floral gold lam gown with fitted bodice is expected to fetch up $7,000.

Other iconic pieces include a stretch cotton Karen Millen dress with tropical print worn by Winehouse during her 2007 European tour, estimated at between $5,000 and $7,000; a pink-and-white gingham halter mini dress worn by the star during her 2011 Brazilian tour, with a high estimate of $7,000; and an oversized black patent Giorgio Armani handbag together with a card addressed to Winehouse from Armani, which is estimated to sell for between $1,000 and$2,000.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit The Amy Winehouse Foundation, established by her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on Sept. 14, 2011, which would have been her 28th birthday. The foundations mission is to raise awareness and support young adults with addiction problems.

Highlighted items will be on a global tour, debuting in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2020, and ending in Beverly Hills on Nov. 1, 2021. Other destinations include Santiago and Regin Metropolitana, Chile; London; and Ireland. Exhibition dates and details will be released at a later date.

The items will be offered at live auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Nov. 6 to 7, 2021, and online at juliensauctions.com.

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