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The singer spent 30 years at his Buckhead condo, a sanctuary where he could write music and work on his charitable foundation. After selling the condo at the end of last year, Elton John is now hosting massive auction of the art and treasures that filled the home. Here are a few that tell his Atlanta story.
At the Bill Lowe Gallery, director Donovan Johnson has mounted a weighty showing of Todd Murphy’s work. The marquee exhibit, Wink—Murphy’s endearing nod to James “Jimmy” Winkfield and other Black jockeys—comprises roughly 30 paintings and mixed-media works that examine the relationship of Black identity and labor in the South through the history of African American jockeys, horse racing and the concept of the workhorse.