The pop icon, who disappeared in December 2016, has not left behind him that pipes mythical. Christie’s is preparing to sell at auction in march to London’s extensive collection of contemporary works of art that George Michael has assembled year after year. Several pieces come from artists of the generation of Young British Artists, like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn and Michael Craig-Martin.
“The Incomplete Truth” by Damien Hirst could reach more than 1.7 million euros during the sale. The Incomplete Truth ” by Damien Hirst, 2006
In total, 75 works will be offered by the auction company international on march 14, and 130 other pieces will be sold online from 8 to 15 march. The canvas-lighthouse in the sale is a signed Damien Hirst: The Incomplete Truth, that represents a dove in flight, is estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 million pounds (1.1 and 1.7 million euros).
” His works range from the poetry of Tracey Emin to the transcendence of death manifested by Damien Hirst. It reflects all aspects of this dynamic moment in the cultural history of great britain ”
“Birdsong” Bridget Riley could be sold to more than 680 000 euros Bridget Riley
Birdsong, oil painting on linen of Bridget Riley, could leave for a price between 400,000 and 600,000 books (between 450,000 and 680.000 euros). The portrait of the singer of Last Christmas directed by Michael Craig-Martin is estimated to be between 40,000 and 60,000 pounds (between 45.000 and 68.000 euro). Several lots are estimated to be 100,000 pounds (114.000 euro), with a few “first price” range to 400 pounds (450 euros).
“Drunk to the bottom” of Tracey Emin, artist flagship of the movement YBA. Tracey Emin
“The collection celebrates the spirit of creativity and adventure to the movement of the YBA at the end of the 1990s. His works range from the poetry of Tracey Emin to the transcendence of death manifested by Damien Hirst. It reflects all aspects of this dynamic moment in the cultural history of great britain”, explained Cristian Albu, co-head, Christie’s, of the artistic movements of the post-war and contemporary era.
At the end of the 1980s, George Michael is introduced by Tracey Emin to this community of artists provocative. Love their approach to that challenge the limits of decency and use of all possible media, the interpreter of Faith will help in the formation of the collective, considered today as the great british movement of the time.
Continue its work, philanthropic
The proceeds from the sale will be used to continue the philanthropy of George Michael,” said Christie in a press release. “It was very important for George in his lifetime and he wanted to see this work continue after his death,” added Cristian Albu. Gay claimed, the singer has been working for the rights of the LGBT community and hiv / aids through donations, benefit concerts and television appearances throughout the lon of his career.