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Amy Winehouse’s assets set to reach $ 2 million at auction


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New York (AFP)

Hundreds of items that belonged to the late Grammy-winning artist Amy Winehouse, including the dress she wore to her last concert, are being auctioned in the United States.

Julien’s auction house will put the more than 800 personal effects – which include shoes, shorts, bras, books and records – under the hammer in Beverly Hills, Calif., On November 6 and 7.

They were on display in New York on Monday and are expected to fetch up to $ 2 million in total.

The British soul diva died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, when she was only 27 years old.

“It’s very difficult when you have to do an auction when you work with the parents of their deceased child,” said Julien’s general manager, Martin Nolan.

Julien’s auction house will put more than 800 personal effects belonging to Amy Winehouse – which include shoes, shorts, bras, books and records – under the hammer in Beverly Hills, Calif. On 6 and November 7. TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP

“It took them a long time to come to terms with each other and decide to let go, realizing that, of course, there are fans, museums and collectors all over the world who will want to own some of these items, take care of them. , show them in museums, keep his heritage and his memory alive and at the same time raise funds for the foundation “, he added.

Proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which supports vulnerable young adults facing drug addiction.

Winehouse, who won several awards for his 2006 album “Back to Black”, has spoken often of his personal experiences in the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction.

The star, visibly in difficulty, was booed during his last concert in June 2011 in Belgrade.

Her tour was canceled and she died a month later.

Heart-shaped sunglasses that once belonged to Amy Winehouse were on display in New York City ahead of an auction of the star's belongings in November
Heart-shaped sunglasses that once belonged to Amy Winehouse were on display in New York City ahead of an auction of the star’s belongings in November TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP

The short green and black dress she wore, designed by Naomi Parry, is expected to sell for between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000.

“It’s very iconic. But all of these dresses represent Amy – a fantastic musician, songwriter, but also a fashion icon,” Nolan said.

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