SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Some personal items from Anthony Bourdain’s estate are up for auction in the Hostess City.
The legendary chef died in June of last year, but the collection will help his legacy live on.
“The objects really speak to who he was,” said Amanda Everard, President of Everard Auctions & Appraisals.
Everard spends her days showcasing old things that have stories, but she never imagined a celebrity’s personal items would end up in her shop.
“I have a longstanding relationship with a colleague in New York who’s handling the sale, Lark Mason Associates,” said Everard. “And they thought it was important to bring the collection to not just New York City, but around the country, so its actually in Savannah and Texas.”
Bourdain’s custom Tom Ford tux is one the items on display, fully intact his name is even embroidered on the jacket.
“Which would be a pretty neat thing to be able to flash,” said Everard.
Other items include sculptures, paintings, and even his favorite records.
“Tony was given many, many things over the years, you know he couldn’t keep them all and what was left he kept in his home,” said Everard. “Where he kept things that really meant a lot to him so they’re special.”
Nearly 200 of Bourdain’s most priced possessions throughout the three locations will be auctioned online until October 30th.
Part of the proceeds from the auction will help students who, like Bourdain, have a love for food and travel.
“His alma mater the Culinary Institute of America is getting 40 percent of the proceeds from the estate and so that’s exciting it will allow students to study abroad and learn about cultures and foods.”
Items will be sold anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand with the majority of the proceeds going to his family.
The remaining money will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America.
Three exhibits are being held across the country in Savannah and New York as well as in New Braunfels, Texas.
A selection of furniture, art and clothing pieces are on display at Everard Auctions & Appraisals on 2436 Waters Avenue. From now through Oct. 25, appointments must be made to view the collection.
On Oct. 28, the exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29.
The auction is being held online through Oct. 30. For questions, call 830-730-3455.
Bourdain, known for his passion for food and culture, was filming for “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” when he died by suicide in France.