A private collection of coveted furniture, fashion, art and memorabilia from the estate of French fashion designer Christian Audigier will be auctioned on May 12-13

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rare personal effects of French fashion designer and marketing phenom Christian Audigier – who has attracted celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears to promote fashion lines Von Dutch and Ed Hardy – will be auctioned on May 12 and 13. Live bidding during the online sole proprietor sale will begin at 9 a.m. PDT each day at Abell Auction Co. in Los Angeles.

An eclectic collection of graffiti-inspired street art, vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles and signed celebrity photographs and letters will highlight the sale, offering more than 650 lots. Special-edition sneakers and accessories, as well as designer furniture and apparel from Audigier’s vast Los Angeles-area estate will also be on offer. Item values ​​range from $50 to $50,000.

“Christian selected each item with exceptional care and passion, and had an eye par excellence for fashion and design,” said Vincent Audigier, nephew of the late designer. “Nothing was random. Everything he owned was the best and represented his unique lifestyle. Christian loved being the life of the party and the center of attention, and celebrities wanted to be around him.

Inspired by his love of rock n’ roll, Audigier’s career began in his native France and exploded in the United States after licensing the designs of San Francisco tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy in the early 2000s. During the height of his career, he formed relationships with many high-profile celebrities who popularized the Ed Hardy fashion line – known for the rhinestone-studded artwork that adorned hats, t-shirts, jackets, shoes and a variety of other licensed products. Highlighted items at auction include:

  • A prototype sequin and crystal (or rhinestone covered) glove inspired by Michael Jackson, framed in a silver and black box frame. The article is accompanied by a photograph of Audigier and Jackson at Audigier’s 50th birthday party, where Jackson was recorded calling Audigier “the king of fashion”.

  • Two custom vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including a one-of-a-kind Custom Bobber designed by motorcycle legend Yoshinobu “Yoshi” Kosaka at LA’s iconic vintage bike shop, The Garage Company. Plus, custom painted motorcycle helmets, signed books and photos, and memorabilia.

  • Large collection of Johnny Hallyday memorabilia including a metal studded leather jacket worn by the stage mounted in an acrylic case. Plus, signed photographs, performance guitars, gold records and books by the French rock ‘n roll pop singer and actor.

  • Various signed photographs of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Christo, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and others. Signed letters/notes from Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Paris Hilton and others.

  • Original paintings and numbered prints by street pop artist M. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) including “Bowie” (DIPTYQUE), “The Rolling Stones”, “Michael Jackson”, “Muhammad Ali” and others.

  • Lithographs and numbered prints by contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey, including (Obama) “Hope”, “Marcos Collage HPM”, “Castro Collage HPM”, “Your Way Collage”, “Sugar Hill Gang” and others.

  • Backstage photography from Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Gavin Bond capturing the action backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

  • Designer clothing and footwear from Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Goyard, Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, including a men’s Dolce & Gabbana Dragon dress jacket.

  • Collective furniture belonging to Audigier, including Skull table lamps by Blackman Cruz, fine furniture by Ralph Lauren, Hermès dishes and other custom industrial pieces.

“Christian Audigier became one of the world’s foremost fashion designers and celebrity marketers, and held center stage among many prominent Hollywood personalities who valued both his fashion and his friendship,” said Abell Vice Chairman Todd Schireson.

A preview of the auction will take place at the Abell Gallery (2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., until the sale dates. A complete catalog will be available on www.abell.com on April 29. Buyers can place mail order bids directly with Abell, bid over the phone or bid online at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. For more information, call 800.404.2235 or visit www.abell.com.

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