Lauren “Betty” Bacall passed away last year and for the last 53 years of her life, she lived at The Dakota. See next post. Her three-bed, 3.5-bath in the iconic, sought after building is on the market now for $26 million. Her extensive collection of art, furniture, collectibles and designer clothing are at Bonhams, where they will be auctioned on March 31 and April 1. The catalog for it all is a massive 375 pages and includes many photographs of her Central Park-facing home. They reveal a woman who collected pottery, vintage posters, art and among many other things, African antiquities, which likely stemmed from her being on location with husband Humphrey Bogart for The African Queen, which was directed by John Huston. She remained lifelong friends with Huston’s daughter, Anjelica and her late husband sculptor, Robert Graham. Betty was gifted and or bought many Graham sculptures, drawings and even jewelry, which you can see more of here, along with hundreds of cherished items hand-picked by this legend. Have a look. I’m buying the catalogue (I already have quite collection of celeb auction catalogues going including Liberace, Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, and Katherine Hepburn.) And I’m going to this sale too – if I can get in.
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