For Immediate Release:
June 26th, 2010
Julien's Auctions is proud to present property from the estate of Anna Nicole Smith featuring, fine and decorative art, furniture and memorabilia. Among the wide variety of offerings are decorative bronzes acquired during her marriage to wealthy oil magnate J. Howard Marshall, furniture seen by a large television audience on her E! Channel series, “The Anna Nicole Smith Show”, and costumes and memorabilia collected during her career as a Playboy model, actress and successful spokeswoman for Guess Jeans and Trimspa. Included are items related to her screen idol Marilyn Monroe, with an extensive collection of memorabilia, including handbags, photographs and other collectibles. This auction will showcase Smith's flair for fashion, fun, fine art and collectibles.
"We are excited to work with Julien's Auctions to offer Anna Nicole's personal belongings to her many fans. The auction proceeds will benefit both charity and our daughter Dannielynn,” said Larry Birkhead.
Leading off this impressive collection of items related to the life and career of Anna Nicole Smith is her 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Anna Nicole was catapulted from very humble beginnings in south Texas to a life of fame and notoriety when in 1993, she was named Playmate of the Year and became the lead model for Guess Jeans. The following year she married Texas oil tycoon and billionaire J. Howard Marshall. During their relationship, he gifted her with this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster which at the time stickered for almost $85,000.
Furniture, art and collectibles from Anna's California home:
Highlights include pair of monumental velour sofas and a gilded coffee table designed by Bobby Trendy and featured throughout season one of the Anna Nicole Smith Show (Est. $4,000-6,000), a series of hand painted and crystal decorated Marilyn Monroe themed furniture, including a showcase large round coffee table (Est: $600-800), a pop art style portrait of Anna Nicole Smith in the manner of Andy Warhol (Est: $400-600), a bronze statue with marble pedestal after D.H. Chiparus entitled “Kamorna” (Est: $2,000-3,000), one of many art bronzes given by J. Howard Marshall to Anna Nicole Smith during their marriage and a Pietro Psaier (1936-2004) Chanel No. 5 De Lux client silkscreen on canvas, marked "A/P Proof" (Est. $1,000-2,000).
Fashion from the life and career of Anna Nicole Smith:
Highlights include a genie costume consisting of a fez style purple hat with gold trim and draping lavender organza, a heavily ornamented lavender bra worn by Anna Nicole Smith in 2003 during season one of her DVD launch party at the Ivar in Los Angeles (Est. $1,000-1,500), an Anna Nicole Smith fox fur coat marked "Sorbara for Neiman Marcus." NOTE: A gift to Anna Nicole Smith from her husband J. Howard Marshall (Est. $1,500-2,000).
Memorabilia from the life and career of Anna Nicole Smith:
Highlights include Anna Nicole Smith's golf clubs with personalized pink golf bag and 13- club set with head covers (Est. $200-250), Sugar Pie's pink wrought iron with pink faux fur upholstery and feather-decorated canopy top doggy bed with a set of traveling dog food bowls in a case marked "Spoiled Rotten." (Est. $200-400), and an original screen print portrait of J. Howard Marshall in the style of Andy Warhol, printed on canvas (Est. $300-500).
The sale will take place as part of Julien's Auctions spectacular summer auction series, which showcases property from Music Icons, Hollywood Legends, the creators of Star Trek, and more, taking place at Planet Hollywood from June 24th through June 27th, 2010.
by W.R.J. Design Associates
at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Public Exhibition: Monday, June 14th – Thursday, June 24th
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily
Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th
Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th
(Including the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith)
Sunday, June 27th
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