Anthony Bourdain’s Worldly Possessions To Go Up for Auction Next Month
A large collection of award winning chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain's personal property will go up for auction in October. The proceeds will go toward creating a scholarship that will be awarded to students at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) who are planning to study abroad.
“Anthony Bourdain opened the world of food and different cultures to all through his brilliant storytelling,” CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan said in a statement, “He often came to campus to speak with students about food and world cultures, his career, and the importance of authenticity in being a chef. It is therefore fitting that his memory is being honored at the CIA through a scholarship for students interested in experiencing cuisines and cultures around the globe.”
According to The New York Times, more than 200 pieces that belonged to Bourdain will be sold online in October. The collection includes his personal art collection, his Peter Løvig Nielsen writing desk, an original draft of Bourdain's "Bone in the Throat," and his custom-made Bob Kramer chef's knife, which is valued between US$4,000 and US$6000.
“We are extremely delighted to join forces with the Bourdain family and The Culinary Institute of America to sponsor this auction of uniquely personal items from the Anthony Bourdain estate,” Lark Mason said in a press release. “He was a larger-than-life personality with so many interests other than food and this sale reflects his multidimensional persona.”
“Property from the Collection of Anthony Bourdain” will be available to preview on the Lark Mason Associates auction house website starting on October 2. The bidding will take place between October 9 to October 30.