This March, Christie’s presents The George Michael Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors, art lovers and legions of fans to acquire works from the legendary recording artist’s private collection.
Over 150 lots will be offered across a live auction in London on 14 March and an online sale from 8–15 March. Philanthropic work was hugely important for George Michael during his lifetime and it was his wish that this work would continue after his passing.
The collection represents a unique dialogue between George Michael and his British contemporaries in the visual arts, such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin and Marc Quinn, who rose to prominence by challenging the status quo, and together created the Young British Art movement.
George Michael developed friendships with many of these YBA artists through visits to galleries and their studios, and the collection reflects his dedication to cutting-edge creativity and his instinctive support of young, emerging artistic talent.
Preview works from The George Michael Collection is shown during a global highlights tour in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai, or at the flagship exhibition in London from 9–15 March.