Bonham’s to Auction Lauren Bacall’s Private Art Collection

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The extensive art collection of the late actress, Lauren Bacall, will go on view to the public at Bonhams’ Madison Avenue galleries from March 25 to 30 before being auctioned on March 31 and April 1.

The Lauren Bacall Collection illuminates the extraordinary, instinctive taste of the actress and includes jewelry, faience, majolica, provincial furniture, tribal works of art, prints, and paintings. Many of the items to be auctioned graced the Los Angeles residence that Bacall shared with her first husband, Humphrey Bogart; her former country home in Amagansett, New York; and her final residence in New York’s famed The Dakota, overlooking Central Park, which she shared with second husband, Jason Robards until 1969.

The auction catalog is a collector’s item in its own right. Lavishly illustrated, with more than 374 pages and containing over 740 lots, the catalog includes numerous quotes by the actress, footnotes, vintage photographs and views of various rooms of her legendary Dakota apartment.

Bonhams will also be hosting a lecture presented by Christina Frank from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York (FIT) on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm.  Bacall donated more than 700 pieces of couture to FIT during her lifetime, which will be showcased at FIT in a new exhibition, Lauren Bacall: The Look. The exhibition will contain selections from Bacall’s personal wardrobe, as well as from her roles on stage and screen. The lecture at Bonhams will discuss the exhibition’s pieces and Bacall’s own distinctive style as well as her relationships with several of her favorite fashion designers.

To RSVP for the lecture call +1 917 206 1658, or email

For more information about the auction go to:

580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022



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