Elton John Auctions Off Iconic Items, Rakes In $8 Million


Elton John, the legendary singer-songwriter, has made headlines by auctioning off a curated collection of iconic items through Christie’s. The auction proved to be a massive success, with all 49 lots selling for a total of approximately $8 million on the first night.

Key Takeaway

Elton John’s curated collection of iconic items, including personal belongings and significant artworks, achieved remarkable sales at auction, totaling around $8 million on the first night.

Elton’s Treasures

The auction featured a diverse range of items, each with its own unique appeal. Notable sales included Elton’s silver leather platform boots from 1971, which fetched $94,500, as well as his prescription sunglasses, sold for $22,680. Even his cherished 1990 Bentley Continental found a new owner, commanding an impressive $441,000.

Additionally, a series of luxury wristwatches garnered six-figure prices, demonstrating the breadth of Elton’s collection. One particularly significant sale was the “Flower Thrower Triptych,” a painting by the enigmatic artist Banksy, which was acquired for just over $1.9 million. Notably, Elton is said to have obtained the Banksy piece directly from the artist, hinting at a personal connection with the elusive figure.

What’s Next?

The auction’s success on its opening night sets the stage for further excitement, as additional items from The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road are scheduled to be auctioned in person over the following days. For those unable to attend in person, a selection of unique collectibles will be available for remote purchase for approximately a week.