Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own is the name of the September 2023 auction and Sotheby’s are also publishing a hardback on 4th August.
In celebration of the Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own sales, this limited edition volume presents selected highlights from Freddie Mercury’s personal collection at Garden Lodge, ranging from artworks and ephemera to stage costumes and handwritten lyrics, as well as dozens of photographs from his archive. Featuring contributions from Sotheby’s experts, and interviews with friends and collaborators including Sir Tim Rice, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Peter Freestone, and costume designer Diana Moseley, the book is rich with intimate insights and fascinating stories, from the composition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Mercury’s many shopping trips to Sotheby’s.
The Evening Sale takes place on 6th September 2023. You can register your interest in bidding at Sotheby’s as 1,500 items go up for auction. The Garden Lodge in Kensington home contents are in the catalogue as long-time companion Mary Austin feels it’s time to let go.