More than 700 items from Lauren Bacall’s estate — like jewelry, art, and her first husband Humphrey Bogart’s top hat — will be auctioned at Bonhams New York Tuesday and Wednesday (March 31st/April 1st).
Bacall, Hollywood legend, passed away at 89 last year, leaving behind an extensive art and jewelry collection. Her estate includes numerous pieces by sculptor Henry Moore, and works by Picasso, Hockney and Miro as well as contemporary prints, modern and contemporary art, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture, English Majolica, tribal works, jewelry, couture, and luggage by Louis Vuitton and Goyard.
Much of the art was acquired at galleries and auctions in California, New York, London, Paris and Rome; Her interest in African art, however, developed while on location with Bogart for the film The African Queen (1951).
Bonhams estimates the estate will net $3 million.