George Michael’s art collection is to be auctioned for good causes


George Michael’s art collection – which includes 200 artworks – is set to be auctioned off in London. The guardian has reported that the auction house Christie’s is to sell the late musician’s art collection, which includes works by members of the Young British Artists generation and a portrait of George Michael by Michael Craig-Martin. The collection also includes a dove that was preserved in formaldehyde by Damien Hirst – which could sell for as much as £1.5 million. All the profits from the auction are to be given to charity. George Michael’s representatives said that this is what he would want the most as his philanthropic work and helping other people has always been an issue of paramount importance for the singer and he would want to help others even years after he is gone. Cristian Albu of Christie’s said George Michael’s art collection is “a portrait of Britain in the 1990s”, according to the Guardian. Albu continued: “He bought works which resonated with him. People like Tracey Emin, they were rebels and he felt a bit of himself in these artists.”


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