Anthony Bourdain’s Possessions are Going Up for Auction

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Property belonging to the late-great Anthony Bourdain is going under the hammer in early October, meaning this is the perfect opportunity to grab a token to champion his incredible legacy.

This auction will showcase nearly 200 lots that Anthony Bourdain personally acquired during his life, and it includes some of his most valued possessions. Artwork, books, home furnishings, knives, wristwatches, clothing and more will be available.

A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America.

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The sale is divided into categories that reflect Bourdain’s diverse interests: film, art, cooking, travel, writing and his endless observations of world culture. Highlights from the auction are featured below and priced in US dollars:

  • Brad Phillips (Canadian), Cristine and Me as Still-Life, oil on canvas, 2016 (Est: $2,000–$4,000),
  • John Lurie (American, born 1952), This Party Sucks, watercolour on paper (Est: $1,000–$2,000)
  • Peter Lovig Nielsen teak flip-top desk, Denmark, 20th century (Est: $800–$1,200)
  • Custom Bob Kramer steel and meteorite chef’s knife (Est: $4,000–$6,000)
  • Chrome duck press from the Paris episode of The Layover (Est: $200–$300)
  • Vietnamese blue-and-white ceramic tall bottle form vase, with cover (Est: $250-$450)
  • An original typed manuscript or early draft for A Bone in the Throat by Anthony Bourdain (Est: $700–$1,000)
  • Simpson script for The Food Wife, with signed inscriptions to Bourdain (Est.: $800-$1200)

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The items in this sale will be available for online preview starting October 2.

Three concurrent exhibitions of select items will run from October 9 – 30 across Texas, New York and Georgia. Only a selection of highlights will be on display in each city.

The Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship was established in Bourdain’s honour to support culinary students pursuing a semester abroad or taking part in one of the college’s global cuisines and cultures international programs. The remaining proceeds will go to the estate of Anthony Bourdain.

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