Freddie Mercury - A World Of His Own - Sotheby’s Exhibition & Auction

"For many years now, I have had the joy and privilege of living surrounded by all the wonderful things that Freddie sought out and so loved. But the years have passed, and the time has come for me to take the difficult decision to close this very special chapter in my life. It was important to me to do this in a way that I felt Freddie would have loved, and there was nothing he loved more than an auction. Freddie was an incredible and intelligent collector who showed us that there is beauty and fun and conversation to be found in everything; I hope this will be an opportunity to share all the many facets of Freddie, both public and private, and for the world to understand more about, and celebrate, his unique and beautiful spirit". Mary Austin

Freddie Mercury’s Never-Before-Seen Private Collection To be Unveiled for the First Time.

Sotheby’s Sets the Stage for Month-Long Exhibition & Auction Series - Starring Stage Costumes, Handwritten Lyrics, Fine and Decorative Arts, Japanese Art, Precious Objects & A Trove of Personal Belongings.

Touring Exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong in June followed by full takeover of Sotheby’s London Galleries 4 August – 5 September followed by Live and Online Auctions in September.

Mary Austin will be donating a portion of the proceeds of the sale to both the Mercury Phoenix Trust and to the foundation of one of Freddie’s greatest friends, the Elton John Aids Foundation. for the latest information about the exhibition, sales and ordering the Collection Book. The full auction catalogue will also be available to browse online ahead of the London exhibition opening in August.