- 12 Oct 21
The late British icon's belongings are expected to be sold for up to $2 million.
Over 800 of Amy Winehouse's personal belongings are set to go up for auction in the United States this November.
Items on sale include the late artist's books, records, clothes, and shoes, as well as the green and black Naomi Parry dress that she wore during her final concert. The belongings will be auctioned by Julien's, an American auction house that specialises in film, sports, and rock & roll music memorabilia and contemporary art, on November 6 and 7.
Winehouse, who died on July 23, 2011 from alcohol poisoning, publicly struggled with alcohol and drug addition and was very transparent about her experiences.
Martin Nolan, the executive director of Julien's Auctions, explained that "it's very difficult when you have to do an auction when you're working with the parents of their deceased child."
He said: "It took them a long time to actually come to terms and decide to let go, with the realisation that, of course, there are fans and museums and collectors all over the world that will want to own some of these items, care for them, show them at museums, keep her legacy and her memory alive and at the same time raise some money for the foundation."
Winehouse's belongings are expected to sell for up to $2 million (approx. €1.73 million), with her last concert dress expected to go for between $15,000 and $20,000 (€13,000-17,300).
The auction will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation for young people facing addiction.