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Frank Sinatra's art collection for sale at Sotheby's in New York | Music

The dust has long since settled on the final curtain and 20 years have passed since the lids came down…

The dust has long since settled on the final curtain and 20 years have passed since the lids came down on Ol ‘Blue Eyes for the last time.

Fans of the late star’s singing, acting, style – and shady links – can buy into his legacy courtesy of a forthcoming sale at Sotheby’s in New. York. The auction house is selling off property from Sinatra’s fourth wife, Barbara, who died in July 201


“Drawn primarily from the Sinatras residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu, this sale will offer artwork and objects from their homes, in addition to her dazzling personal collection of jewellery and accessories, “runs the blurb for Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra.

” Together, the auction will illuminate the two worlds that the Sinatras occupied: The fashionable lifestyle of a beloved entertainer and philanthropist, and the home life where the couple surrounded themselves with the people and objects they loved. “

The 123 lots on offer include everything from Sinatra’s John F Kennedy award from the All-American Collegiate Golf Foundation – featuring a bust of the late president – a Tiffany lamp, Fabergé boxes, a set of golf clubs, a pair of microphones and a hand-crocheted yarmulke.

A Diamond and cultured pearl bracelet would set bidders back between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000 (£ 16,000 – £ 24,000), while a Bentley could be had for only a little more.

Clues as to the couple’s artistic appreciation abound. The auction includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Walt Kuhn, Marc Chagall and David Hockney, as well as paintings by Sinatra himself. Two – lots 25 and 26 – appear to show troubled clown faces that would give analysts and biographers a break for thought.

Fans of his dramatic output could be deep in their pockets for scripts from The Man with the Golden Arm, from Here to Eternity, The Manchurian Candidate and Ocean’s 11.

Sadly, no vagabond shoes have been offered in the sale, but those wanting to get a little closer to the man himself could pray on his US Drinking Team Coach Jacket – $ 500), or a windbreaker reading: “It’s Sinatra’s world. We’re just living in it. “

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