NEW YORK – Furniture and decorative arts from the estate of Richard Avedon (search), the fashion and art photographer who died last year, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in October.
Highlights of the Oct. 14 sale include a Navajo serape estimated at $20,000 to $30,000 and an Egyptian stucco mummy mask of a woman estimated at $7,000 to $10,000, the auction house announced Tuesday.
Sotheby's sold four pieces of fine art from Avedon's estate as part of its Impressionist and modern art sale in May.
Avedon died Oct. 1, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas, where he had been hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 81. Avedon was in San Antonio shooting pictures for The New Yorker.
During his career, he had also worked for Vogue (search) and Harper's Bazaar (search), where his images became among the most iconic in fashion photography.
Avedon was the inspiration for Dick Avery, the character played by Fred Astaire in the 1957 movie "Funny Face."