In March, Christie’s will presents The George Michael Collection from the legendary recording artist’s private art collection. Over 200 works will be offered across a live auction in London on March 14 and an online sale from March 8-15.
Preview works from The George Michael collection will tour in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai this month.
A dialogue between George Michael and his British contemporaries in the visual arts, like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin and Marc Quinn, were part of the Young British Art movement (YBA). Michael developed friendships with many of the artists through visits their studios, and loved supporting young, emerging talent.
Proceeds from the sale of the collection will be used to continue Michael’s philanthropic work. The trustees for the legendary star, who died on Christmas Day 2016, said how much giving back was ‘hugely important’ to Michael during his lifetime.
“It was his wish that this work would continue long after he had passed on, and we are very pleased that this sale will ensure that it will do so.“
(Images, Christies from The George Michael Collection)