This auction showcases nearly 200 lots that Anthony Bourdain personally acquired during his life and it includes some of his most valued possessions: artwork, books, home and decorative furnishings, knives, wrist watches, apparel and more. A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America. The scholarship was established –in the spirit of Bourdain himself–to support CIA 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. The sale is divided into categories that reflect Bourdain’s multifarious interests: film, art, cooking, travel, writing and his endless observations of world culture.
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, watercolor 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)
The auction will continue Anthony Bourdain’s interest in education via the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America, his alma mater. The donations from the sale, equal to 40 percent of the hammer price, will be made by the Bourdain family. Chef Bourdain graduated from the CIA in the class of 1978 and in 2017 received an honorary Doctor of Human Letters in Culinary Arts, presented by CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan, who acknowledged his importance as “possibly the most recognizable food personality on the planet." To learn more about the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship, click here.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard