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Exhibition Featuring Late Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury’s Belongings, Titled “Freddie Mercury, A World of His Own,” Now Open at Sotheby’s in London
The words of Freddie Mercury, “I like to be surrounded by splendid things … exquisite clutter,” from Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words, come to life in the new exhibition titled “Freddie Mercury, A World of His Own” at Sotheby’s in London.
This free exhibition, available until September 5, offers the public a chance to witness a selection of the “exquisite clutter” from the late Queen frontman’s life. Nearly 30,000 items that were once part of Mercury’s personal collection, including his Yamaha baby grand piano used for composing Queen’s iconic tracks, handwritten lyrics, gold and platinum discs, personal Polaroid photos, a unique ‘Dragon Throne,’ and approximately 50 Japanese silk kimonos, are set to be auctioned.
These items were once housed in Mercury’s Kensington residence, Garden Lodge, and have been bequeathed to his close friend Mary Austin, who has decided to make them available for sale.
Sotheby’s describes the exhibition as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the public and private realm of a global icon.” The exhibition captures Freddie Mercury’s diverse passions and meticulous collecting habits, showcasing his wide-ranging interests in art, fashion, music, personal belongings, and more.
Thomas Williams, a director at Sotheby’s, expressed that this event opens the door for numerous individuals to bid on a piece of Freddie Mercury’s legacy. The auctions will be preceded by this month-long public exhibition, providing visitors with an immersive experience to delve into Freddie’s world and gain access to remarkable artifacts that pay tribute to a true 20th-century legend.