Lauren Bacall passed away in August at the age of 89, but her legend lives on through her film work and through her art collection. Fans and art connoisseurs will have the opportunity to bid on the art she amassed over the years, beginning in November.
According to the Daily Mail, the auction house, Bonhams, will sell some pricey pieces from her estate. Included in the lot are two Henry Moore sculptures, which will be up for auction this fall, as well as six other items from Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Alexander Calder, which will be available in March.
Bacall also had a large African art collection that was sparked while her first husband, Humphrey Bogart, filmed The African Queen, and she accompanied him on location in 1951. The entire lot is expected to bring in at least $3 million.
All of the items up for auction come from her home with Bogart, her Long Island house and her Central Park apartment at The Dakota. Besides the Picasso and other famous works, collectors can look forward to 18th and 19th-century furniture from France and England, Louis Vuitton luggage and contemporary prints.
Some of the other precious memorabilia in her estate will be kept private according to her will. Bacall wrote, “I request that my children respect my wish to keep private certain personal letters, writings, diaries and other papers or memorabilia.”
Her $26.6 million estate was split between her three children: two kids from her first marriage and one son from her second marriage to Jason Robards. She also left money to several of her household staff and her beloved spaniel, Sophie.
Bacall died on Aug. 12 after suffering from a stroke.