In June 2017, Jim Graham, a former D.C. Councilmember and leader of D.C.’s largest gay men’s clinic during the AIDS epidemic, passed away at the age of 71. When Graham passed, Mayor Muriel Bowser described him as a “fierce champion” for his constituents, embodying “D.C. values.” Now, his estate is on the auction block with an assortment of weird and wonderful objects and artifacts that he had collected over the years.
In an interview with NBC4, Stephanie Kenyon, owner of Chevy Chase-based Sloans & Kenyon, said, “I would call this a stupendous amassment of the sacred, and the profane, and everything inbetween.”
His Adams Morgan apartment won’t be up for sale, but the hundreds of items inside will be. Some of these items will include an 18th century oil painting, called “Two Young Men,” with an estimated price up to $1,500, and a 12-inch-by-15-inch bronze statue by Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Bergmann, estimated to cost up to $2,500.
The auction will be hosted by Sloans & Kenyon on February 3 at 10 a.m. and February 4 at 12 p.m. with exhibitions hosted before then. See the full schedule here.
• Auction Schedule [Sloans & Kenyon]
• Estate of DC Council Member Jim Graham Up For Auction [NBC4]
• Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham has died [The Washington Post]