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Tony Bennett to Be Honored With Auction, Exhibition and Gala at Lincoln Center
April 1, 2024, 8:01.26 pm ET


Photo: Mark Seliger

Julien’s Auctions will present “Tony Bennett: A Life Will Lived,” an exclusive two-day auction event celebrating the legendary life and career of the iconic pop jazz vocalist, which will take place Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center,

In celebration of this momentous occasion, an exclusive exhibition showcasing highlights of Tony Bennett’s historic collection will be mounted at the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center from April 10-16.

In addition, a star-studded gala in honor of Bennett, featuring Ruben Blades, Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters, will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre on Wednesday, November 17.

Photo: Herman Leonard Photography

Highlights of the auction and exhibition will include Bennett’s own artwork, ranging from watercolors to sketches of celebrities such as Grace Kelly; his celebrated collection of his art from David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, LeRoy Neiman and more.

Other important items include an undated handwritten song list with a pen sketch of two figures with some of Bennett's American Songbook favorites including "Fly Me to The Moon," "The Lady Is A Tramp," and an exceptional and never before seen highlight is a large red leather scrapbook with stamped gilt lettering on cover reading "Tony Bennett - 75 Years / August 3, 2001."

The auction will take place live and online at Julien's Auctions. For additional information, please email or call 310-836-1818.

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