Yesterday we saw Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s tattoo tribute to her mother Whitney Houston and today we get to see another tribute to the late singer. The Grammy Museum here in LA has unveiled a new exhibit titled Whitney! Celebrating The Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston. The exhibit features memoribilia from Whitney‘s storied career including pictures, posters, costumes and Grammy awards. Click below to see some photos of the Whitney! exhibit and learn more about its unveiling.
She’s not yet been dead a year, but Whitney Houston has already become the stuff of legends in an exhibition paying homage to her legacy which opened in LA today. Pat Houston, manager and sister-in-law of the late singer Whitney Houston attended a press preview of new exhibit ‘Whitney! Celebrating The Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles today. Donna Houston, another sister-in-law of the late star was also present for the grand unveiling. The exhibition display artifacts, photographs, and footage from the Houston family’s private collection. Amongst items on display there are album and career scrapbooks, the singer’s personal Bible, rare photographs, and stage costumes. The exhibit will run until February 2013 at L.A. Live’s Grammy Museum. A public sale of troubled star’s effects in March raised $18,750 in March. Earrings worn in 1992 film The Bodyguard went under the hammer for nearly $3,000 at a two-day auction of Hollywood greats’ treasures, alongside other items that once belonged to the singer. The Hollywood Legends sale of stars’ possessions was held at an Julien’s Auctions which is just down the road from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Houston was found dead aged 48. A grey velvet gown the singer wore to music mogul Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party in 1996 went for $11,250. Pearl drop earrings worn by Houston in The Bodyguard sold for $2,812, while a vest she sported in the film commanded $3,437. Other items included a plum velvet dress, which brought $7,500, and a black and gold pants outfit that fetched $2,125. Owner of the auction house, Darren Julien, told Belle News that more than 50 friends, family members and former colleagues of Houston have contacted his office offering to sell items since her tragic death.
I can’t say that I blame anyone for wanting to own a piece of personal memorabilia that once belonged to Whitney Houston. As an avid collector myself, I completely understand the desire to own a personal item like a book or maybe jewelry. For everyone else who cannot afford to own these things themselves, an exhibit like this one at the Grammy Museum is an excellent way for Whitney‘s history to be seen up close and personal. I can’t think of another artist who is so deserving of an exhibit like this at the Grammy Museum than Whitney Houston. I will deffo try to make my way downtown to see this exhibit for myself.