This is sad and joyous at the same time. From Christie’s:
The Joan Rivers Collection embodies the multi-faceted spirit of the iconic native-New York comedian, actress, writer, producer and award-winning television host. As the first female host of a late night network television talk show; well-known for her co-hosting of E!’s Fashion Police and her acerbic but honest and clever remarks, Joan Rivers stood for legendary entertainment and eclectic tastes.
From her coveted collection of pieces from Fabergé, Harry Winstonand Chanel to a Tiffany dog bowl and silk pagoda dog bed, the offerings from her collection show both sides of her personality: the exuberant energy and the refined connoisseur. Christie’s New York is proud to present the lesser known elements behind the distinguished Rivers in both online and live sales, with some of the proceeds to be donated to charity. Viewings in New York begin on June 17.
For more special features, videos and information on the sales, visit The Private Collection of Joan Rivers.
Some of River’s closest friends share memories of being entertained at her grand Upper East Side home and discuss what made her such a special hostess here: More information and auction catalog.
I live alone, and my dogs are my best friends. The deep love she had for her ‘rescues and runts’, as she called her dogs, was a two-way street: ‘It’s always the one that gets pushed aside that needs the love and will love you back that much more.’
After her death at 81, her goddaughter Tracie Hotchner wrote, ‘How could you not love a woman who, when push came to shove, called her doggies better companions than a husband because ‘They didn’t leave the seat up!’
Christie’s – 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York
22 June, 10am