Bobby Short's Possessions Go Up for Auction

Classic Arts News   Bobby Short's Possessions Go Up for Auction
 
The contents of singer and pianist Bobby Short's Manhattan apartment will be auctioned at Christie's on February 16, the Associated Press reports.

Short, a legendary jazz and cabaret performer who performed for decades at New York's Caf_ Carlyle, died in March 2005 at 80. He was a master of the songs of George Gershwin, Noel Coward, and, particularly, Cole Porter.

Among the items for sale are Short's Bechstein piano, which is expected to sell for $30,000 to $40,000; an art deco desk; and a silver ice bucket made by Cartier.

The elegance of Short's performances is reflected in his possessions, according to Christie's, which described his style as "cocktail chic."


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