Sir Elton John’s Flower Collections from Christie’s Sale

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Flower lover Elton John gave Christie’s – and us – the opportunity to see his vast art and photography collection – and some cool clothes and jewelry too. 

Titled “The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road,” rifting on his song “Goodbye Yellowbrick Road,” this collection was eye-popping in that he has amassed some of the most iconic photographs spanning 1900’s to the present.

“This is one of the finest collections you will see,” says art collector Ella D’Agostino. “It includes so many of the great photographers in history.”

Among the iconic collections are works from Herb Ritts, Avedon, Charles Jones’ “Darwin Tulips,” Henri Cartier-Bresson, Norman Parkinson, Lisette Model, Banksy, William Klein, Andre Kertesz and also glass works from Dale Chihuly. There are also paintings by Keith Haring and Gregory Crewdson.

Since we look at the world through flowers, we are including images that have flowers in them.

Elton spends over $100,000 in flowers for his homes and loves his hyacinth, freesia, sweet pea and roses. But although he says he doesn’t love chrysanthemums, notice he did purchase a chrysanthemum photograph from Robert Mapplethorpe.

The auction garnered $8 million and is from his home in Atlanta which he recently sold. What’s your favorite?

Sir Elton has homes in LA, London, and Cannes full of more fab stuff. And flowers too.

William Klein
Keith Haring painting, Chihuly flower
Dale Chihuly, Photo: Sherry Dean
Photo: Sherry Dean


Lisette Model

Cartier Watch

Bob Mackie

Norman Parkinson

Photos: Jill Brooke and Sherry Dean

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