Sotheby’s to Exhibit Freddy Mercury’s Home
Late Queen front man Freddy Mercury’s home, Garden Lodge, will be on display through a series of exhibits hosted by Sotheby’s, dubbed , dubbed Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own.
The exhibitions are set for New York June 1-8, followed by Los Angeles June 14-18 and Hong Kong June 26-30. It will then move to London for a monthlong exhibit that will display almost 1,500 items. That exhibit will run from August 4 to September 5, which would have been Mercury’s 77th birthday. Each exhibit was curated by Mercury’s friend Mary Austin.
Auctions in September will also be featured, with bidders able to obtain the replica St Edward’s Crown and robe Freddie wore to perform “God Save The Queen” during Queen’s 1986 The Magic Tour; handwritten working lyrics to “We Are The Champions” and “Killer Queen”; a military-style jacket Mercury wore for his 39th birthday party drag ball in 1985; a Tiffany & Co. silver mustache comb; and the silk waistcoat Mercury wore in his final video for “These Are The Days Of Our Lives.”
A portion of the proceeds from the auctions will be donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust and the Elton John Aids Foundation. More details can be found at Sothebys.com.