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.
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.
• Auction Schedule [Sloans & Kenyon]
• Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham has died [The Washington Post]