BRAND NEW IN MINT CONDITION. Freddie Mercury - A World of His Own exhibition. In celebration of the'Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own' auctions at Sotheby's in September 2023, this limited edition volume presents selected highlights from Freddie Mercury's personal collection at Garden Lodge, ranging from artworks and personal ephemera to stage costumes and handwritten lyrics, as well as dozens of photographs from his personal archive. Featuring contributions from Sotheby's experts, and interviews with friends and collaborators including Sir Tim Rice, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Peter Freestone, and costume designer Diana Moseley, the book is rich with intimate insights and fascinating stories, from the composition of'Bohemian Rhapsody' to Mercury's many shopping trips to Sotheby's.
This September, Sotheby's presents Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the public and private realm of a global icon. A world-renowned rock superstar, away from the stage Freddie Mercury was a deeply educated collector. Across six auctions, Sotheby's reflects Freddie Mercury's kaleidoscopic world of style and quality, spanning art, fashion, musical instruments, personal papers, possessions and photographs, furniture, and jewels, accrued over the course of fifty years.
This includes artwork by Salvador Dali, Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Matisse, Tissot, Louis Icart and many other distinguished artists. The book features photos of many beautiful and unique objects d'art from Freddie Mercury's former home. This collection has been meticulously preserved at his beloved home at Garden Lodge for over three decades and displays a quality and diversity of works that are a testament not only to his manifold passions, but innate style, accomplished artistry, and brilliant mind.The series of auctions is preceded by a month-long public exhibition which will immerse visitors in Freddie's world, in a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing full access to some of the most exciting and rare examples of artefacts from a true legend of the 20th century. Bonus items - This listing will also include. The original Sotheby's guide showing the floorplan at the exhibition in London.
Newspaper clipping of the Financial Times' exclusive interview with Mary Austin, explaining background on Freddie Mercury's possessions. Sotheby's paper gift bag.