Attention George Michael fans and very rich people, this March, you can bid on the late musician’s collection of works by some of Britain’s most famous contemporary artists.
Over 150 lots will be offered across an online sale from March 8–15 and in London on March 14.
According to Christie’s, the collection represents a unique dialogue between Michael and his British contemporaries in the visual arts, such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin, and Marc Quinn.
“This exceptional collection captures the essence of creativity associated with Britain during the 1990s,” Cristian Albu, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe, Christie’s tells NewNowNext in a statement. “The friendships that existed between the artists at the helm of this zeitgeist are the foundations upon which it was built and this was complemented by the personal relationships George Michael then developed with the artists.”
Philanthropic work was hugely important for Michael during his lifetime and it was his wish that this work would continue after his passing.
“Proceeds from this sale will be used to continue George Michael’s philanthropic work,” adds Albu. “It is a huge honor for Christie’s to present this collection and celebrate the artists whose work enlivened the art scene in London and whose influence still resonates throughout the city.”
The catalog is now live online.