March 4, 2024

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Auction House Selling Items From Fashion Designer Christian Audigier’s Estate

Christian Audigier, the flamboyant often outrageous character who helmed the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch trend labels, was just 57 when he handed absent from cancer 7 yrs in the past in Los Angeles. But he still left a tattoo-inked trucker hat, graphic T-shirt and embellished denim legacy on L.A. fashion. And now, his individual and various assortment of artwork, home furniture, books and clothing have been consolidated and are being auctioned off by Abell Auction Co.

“We experienced to sift through a lot of his points to inform a tale,” stated Todd Schireson, vice president of the L.A. auction house.

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One particular of the most prized goods in the catalogue is a individualized Bobber bike built by legendary Yoshinobu “Yoshi” Kosaka, who has an L.A.-area bike shop termed The Garage Company. “The motorcycle has a sure glance to it,” Schireson claimed. “Someone will recognize the bike for the bicycle by itself or anyone will buy it who appreciates Christian Audigier and will want to retain it.”

Schireson believes the Bobber motorbike originally price $100,000 to personalized structure and paint with Audigier’s identify prominently shown.

Other critical functions include things like a big collection of Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) paintings and numbered prints which includes images of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and many others. There are also numbered lithographs and prints by present-day road artist Shepard Fairey.

Audigier, who was born in France, was a terrific mate and enthusiast of French rock ‘n roll star Johnny Hallyday and gathered some of his private goods, including a metal-studded leather-based jacket now mounted in an acrylic circumstance.

The French designer, who was claimed to have been performing with Michael Jackson on a apparel and accessory line, had a prototype of a Jackson-inspired sequined and crystal glove framed in a shadow box body.

There are also designer clothes and footwear by Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana.

Schireson thinks the selection will fetch concerning $250,000 to $500,000.

“Christian picked each individual merchandise with excellent care and passion and experienced a quintessential eye for style and style and design,” explained Vincent Audigier, the executor of his late uncle’s estate, in a assertion. “Nothing was random.”

Audigier labored with a great deal of blue-jeans firms in advance of arriving in L.A., wherever he began doing work with the Von Dutch label. He took that manufacturer to new heights by teaming with celebs such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, who had been typically noticed sporting the well-known mesh-backed Von Dutch trucker hats in the early Aughts.

The French designer remaining Von Dutch in 2004 to get started the Ed Hardy label, which took photographs by San Francisco tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy and integrated them to various categories, which include T-shirts, dresses, purses, jackets, swimsuits, footwear and even a vodka label.

Audigier bought Ed Hardy to Iconix Brand Group in 2011 for $62 million.

The Audigier auction will just take area on the net Might 12 to 13. A complete catalogue of the collection will be viewable at www.abell.com on April 29.

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