The George Michael Collection, made up the late George Michael’s private artwork assortment, offered over $15 million in on-line gross sales and through a Evening Auction at London’s Christie’s public sale home on Thursday evening (March 14).
In a press launch from the long-lasting singer-songwriter’s property, they introduced that the proceeds will likely be used to proceed his philanthropic work. They additionally revealed that bidders got here from 52 nations throughout 5 continents.
The items included works from Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin, Marc Quinn and lots of extra. During Thursday’s night occasion, $12 million have been realised, whereas $2.7 million have been garnered Christie’s Live Auction which closed for bidding on Friday (March 15).
The occasion additionally broke some World Auction Records, together with Michael Craig Martin’s Commissioned Self Portrait (George). It offered on-line for $231,700, a brand new world report for the artist as nicely.
The “Faith” crooner was recognized to help his personal British contemporaries artists — reminiscent of Hirst Emin, Lucas, and so forth — who, like him, challenged the established order the time and subsequently started the Young British Art motion the 1980s.