Monday, February 08, 2010

Crichton’s Art Collection to Go Under the Hammer

Christie’s auction house has announced that the extensive art collection owned by the late author Michael Crichton will be sold in May.

The author of Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery and many other books had a significant collection of art. It is expected to bring 20 million pounds -- roughly 30 million U.S. dollars -- and includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Pablo Picasso.

Christie’s Brett Gorvey told the BBC that the London exhibit of the works to be sold represent “an incredible insight into the mind and personal journey that Michael Crichton made as a collector.”

The BBC piece is here. January Magazine noted Crichton’s passing in 2008 here.


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