Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s wardrobe for sale

This sale, which will start Wednesday in Mexico City, was organized on the occasion of the opening of a cultural center in his name.

Notice to lovers of literature and relics: 400 clothes and accessories straight out of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s wardrobe will be on sale from October 20 in Mexico City, his adopted city, his family said on Friday.

Called “the Wardrobe of Garcia Marquez”, the event will mark the opening of “the house of literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez”, a cultural center in the residence of southern Mexico where the author of A hundred years of loneliness lived and wrote for years.

The selection of items offered for sale was overseen by the granddaughter of the 1982 Nobel Prize winner, Emilia García Elizondo, also director of the future cultural center.

“Gabo” – his nickname – “had favorite costumes and favorite fashion designers,” Garcia Elizondo said in a statement. “We also have clothes with small vestiges of his life as a writer. A bag with a marker in a pocket, which he used to autograph his books, or even an ink stain,” she added. .

Revenue donated to a philanthropic foundation

Tweed bags, inseparable from the style of “Gabo” the magnificent, are also part of the collection. Items of his wife, Mercedes Barcha, will also be offered for sale, or simply displayed, such as the clothes she wore when her husband received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

The sale will begin on October 20, to a privileged small group of 100 guests close to the family, reports the Mexican newspaper The Millenium. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to a foundation that helps children from indigenous communities in southern Mexico.

Leader of “magical realism”, Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87 in Mexico City where the Colombian lived part of his life. His wife died at the same age on August 15, 2020.

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