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.
Highlights are currently on an international tour and can be seen at public exhibitions in Los Angeles (until 16 February) before travelling to Hong Kong (19 to 22 February), and Shanghai (23 to 28 February). The complete collection will be on public view at Christie’s in London from 9 to 14 March.