George Michael’s art collection up for auction in London

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  • Saturday, 09 Feb 2019

A man walks behind 'The Incomplete Truth' by artist Damien Hirst that is on display at The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, United States. Artworks collected by George Michael before his death in 2016 are going up for auction at Christie's in London next month. Photo: AP

A trove of art collected by British pop singer George Michael before his death in 2016 is going up for auction in London.

Auction house Christie’s is selling the star’s collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas – members of the “Young British Artists” generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain’s creative scene in the 1980s and 1990s.

Christie’s contemporary art expert Cristian Albu said that the collection is “a portrait of Britain in the 1990s.”

More than 200 works are on offer, including Hirst’s The Incomplete Truth, a glass case enclosing a dove preserved in formaldehyde, which has an estimated price of £1mil to £1.5mil (RM5.3mil to RM7.9mil).

The sale takes place March 14, with some lots being sold in an online auction running March 8-15. – AP

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