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SInstead of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” in New York it’s now referred to as “Goodbye Peachtree Road”: This is what the Christie’s public sale home is asking a sequence of auctions with objects from Elton John’s assortment. It is alleged that the 76-year-old pop musician and his husband, movie producer David Furnish, wish to downsize their property.

The “Peachtree Collection” of stage outfits, furnishings, ornamental objects, pictures and work is called after the couple's penthouse residence in Atlanta, which has already been offered – for $7.2 million. Elton John, who accomplished his farewell tour final 12 months, offered elements of his assortment again in 2003 and usually sells objects of clothes below the title “Elton's Closet”.

At Christie's at Rockefeller Center, guests can now see some spectacular stage costumes till February twenty first – when a night occasion will crown the sequence of 9 Elton John auctions, principally held on-line: for instance a gold go well with that Annie Reavey designed in 1971 and which is predicted to usher in as much as $12,000.

Elton John's opulent inside design type is clear in sofas coated in Versace materials, colourful glass sculptures and ornate antiques from Europe, together with a Seventeenth-century chest of drawers, the oldest piece within the assortment. The musician's Versace silk shirts are being auctioned off as a set – for $2,000 or extra. A grand piano on which the star wrote a number of hits has been awarded $50,000.

The assortment of pictures created by Elton John and David Furnish is bold, with works by greats corresponding to Lewis Hine, Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton and Wolfgang Tillmans. Counting 7,000 objects, the gathering is without doubt one of the largest non-public picture collections on the earth.

Elton John was excited by journalistic, socially vital images in addition to inventive or erotic works. The Tate Modern in London exhibited a part of the gathering in 2016 and 2017. With “Fragile Beauty,” London’s Victoria & Albert Museum will open its most intensive picture present so far in May: 300 works from Elton John’s assortment shall be on show – barely fewer than are actually provided at Christie’s.

Loved Atlanta: Elton John, here on a variant album cover by York Terry O'Neill from 1974 (printed in 2014), estimate $6,000 to $8,000

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Elton John's assortment

From the residence in Atlanta

One of an important images within the public sale is Robert Frank's “Charleston, South Carolina, 1955” {photograph} of a black nanny holding a white child. The gelatin silver print from the Eighties is estimated at $150,000 to $180,000.

A 1979 self-portrait by Cindy Sherman, “Untitled (Film Still #39),” certainly one of three alongside the artist’s proof, is estimated at as much as $500,000. Aside from the images, there’s a portrait of Elton John created by the painter Julian Schnabel. It is predicted to lift as much as $300,000. The most costly piece is a triptych by Banksy: his “Flower Thrower” in three gold-decorated frames is valued at 1.5 million {dollars}.

The public sale home expects to lift greater than ten million {dollars} from the roughly 900 tons owned by the pop star. For Elton John, who additionally lives in Los Angeles and London, saying goodbye to Atlanta was not straightforward. He loved each second of his thirty years there, he stated in September at his final live performance within the state of Georgia.