Wednesday, February 23, 2011
LENA HORNE'S APARTMENT FOR SALE
More than 200 items are for sale at the Doyle New York auction house Wednesday. They include a sequined cardigan evening coat estimated to sell for as little as $100 and an abstract painting by artist Charles Alston expected to bring up to $50,000.
A reversible mink coat by Horne's favorite designer, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, is estimated to sell for $300 to $500.
Horne's refined taste extended to the furnishings in her Manhattan apartment. A Rococo-style chandelier could bring $2,500.
Horne's signature song was "Stormy Weather." Horne also was a dancer and civil rights activist. She died last May at age 92.