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Anthony Bourdain was a traveler who brought the far reaches of the world into our living rooms through shows like Parts Unknown and No Reservations.And while fans are no longer able to watch his entertaining insights on destinations, they will be able to own some of the chef and TV host's personal effects. Just a year after his tragic death, 200 of Bourdain's belongings are set to go up for auction next month.
Items include everything from artwork and books to apparel, wristwatches, and more. Lark Mason Associates, the company running the auction, said the sale would also include "some of his most valued possessions." There's a painting by Brad Phillips, Cristine and Me as Still-Lifethat's estimated to fetch $2,000 to $4,000, a Peter Lovig Nielsen teak flip-top desk that's expected to go for $800 to $1,200, a custom Bob Kramer steel and meteorite chef's knife worth $4,000 to $6,000, and an original typed manuscript for A Bone in the Throatby Bourdain that's valued at $700 to $1,000.
Items from his shows will also be part of the auction like a chrome duck press from the Paris episode of "The Layover" ($200–$300). And John Lurie's painting, The sky is falling. I am learning to live with it.was purchased by Bourdain just before he died while filming in France. The artist was also featured on Parts Unknown along with Ralph Steadman who's Lizard Lounge painting is also up for auction.
The entire collection is said to be worth close to $400,000 with the majority of the proceeds going to his family and 40 percent going toward the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America. "The scholarship was established—in the spirit of Bourdain himself—to support CIA students pursuing a semester abroad or taking part in one of the college's global cuisines and cultures international programs," reads the website.
The auction will be online from October 9-30, three exhibits held concurrently in New York; Savannah, Georgia; and New Braunfels, Texas. Prices for the items range from a few hundred to a few thousand.