Gurr Johns is honoured to be acting as advisors to the Trustees of the estate of the late George Michael. One of the most influential and best-selling recording artists of all time, the British singer and songwriter was an enthusiastic art collector, supporting young emerging artists and amassing a private collection of more than 200 works including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin, and Marc Quinn. It was recently announced that his collection will be sold through an evening auction at Christie’s in London on 14 March and an online sale which will be open for bidding from 8 to 15 March. Estimates range from £400 to £1,500,000 and proceeds will continue George Michael’s philanthropic work.
We’re in for a treat this year which marks important anniversaries for two giants of art history: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). In Amsterdam, there will be exhibitions throughout the year dedicated to the Dutch master. On 15 February, the Rijksmuseum opens ‘All the Rembrandts’ which will include the entire holding of the museum’s works by the artist; 22 paintings, 60 drawings and hundreds of prints and engravings.