Julien’s Auction House of Representatives of the US decided on a bold experiment, perhaps for the first time in the history of auctioned human remains. September 23, anyone can buy a box with the ashes of writer Truman Capote in 4-6 thousand dollars, reports the Washington Post.
Employees of Julien’s said that by this action they did not wish to offend the memory of the writer.
“Truman Capote loved shocking public gestures We are confident that he would not have objected to the sale of its ashes with a hammer.” – said the head of the auction house Darren Julien
The ashes of the writer, who died August 25, 1984. for many years it was kept in the house of his girlfriend, TV presenter Joanne Carson. The woman died in 2015, the heirs of her there, so all the property American women go under the hammer.
It is interesting that the dust Truman Capote tried to steal twice, in 1988 and 1991, but both times the police . “other voices, other rooms” (1948), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1958), “in Cold Blood” (1966) – Carson
The most famous works of Capote returned the precious box. The writer has repeatedly portrayed.