The George Michael Collection, made up of the late George Michael’s private artwork assortment, bought over $15 million in on-line gross sales and through a Evening Auction at London’s Christie’s public sale home on Thursday night time (March 14).
In a press launch from the long-lasting singer-songwriter’s property, they introduced that the proceeds shall be used to proceed his philanthropic work. They additionally revealed that bidders got here from 52 international locations throughout 5 continents.
The items included works from Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin, Marc Quinn and plenty of extra. During Thursday’s night occasion, $12 million had been realised, whereas $2.7 million had 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 bought on-line for $231,700, a brand new world document for the artist as properly.
The “Faith” crooner was recognized to help his personal British contemporaries artists -- akin to Hirst Emin, Lucas, and so forth -- who, like him, challenged the established order of the time and subsequently started the Young British Art motion of the 1980s.