Elton John's personal items sold for nearly $8 million at auction in New York

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Soon $ 100.000 for the monogrammed silver boots of Elton John and about $ 2 million about the triptych of the street artist Banksy from his collection "The Personal Items of a Music Icon" were sold at auction in New York for approx $ 8 million.

Christie's is holding a series of eight sales through February 28, in person and online, of the 76-year-old's collection, including an ivory and gold glam rock jumpsuit from the early 1970s designed by Annie Reevey that sold for 12.600 dollars.

As enthusiastic collectors bid on Wednesday, John's piano fetched more than $200.000 and sunglasses, a key element of the singer's signature look, found a buyer for $22.680, ten times their original estimate.

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Most of the items come from his luxury home in Atlanta, Georgia, which served as his home base for American tours, and which he recently sold.

Featuring works by artists Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Avedon, the collection she amassed with husband David Furnish demonstrates the couple's taste for contemporary art.

Personal collections of pop culture icons have become a regular feature of the world's top auction houses.

Last September, thousands of items belonging to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury sold for £40 million ($50,4 million), Sotheby's reported.

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