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Top Artworks —  The George Michael Collection Evening Auction : Christie's London

  • Artist Name : Damien Hirst

    Artwork Title : The Incomplete Truth

    Price Estimates : £ 1,000,000 — £ 1,500,000

     

  • Artist Name : Damien Hirst

    Artwork Title : Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain

    Price Estimates : £ 1,000,000 — £ 1,500,000

     

  • Artist Name : Bridget Riley

    Artwork Title : Songbird

    Price Estimates : £ 400,000 — £ 600,000

     

  • Artist Name : Cecily Brown

    Artwork Title : Untitled

    Price Estimates : £ 350,000 — £ 550,000

     

  • Artist Name : Damien Hirst

    Artwork Title : Incorruptible Crown

    Price Estimates : £ 300,000 — £ 400,000

     

  • Artist Name : Damien Hirst

    Artwork Title : Saint Bartholomew

    Price Estimates : £ 250,000 — £ 350,000

     

  • Artist Name : Antony Gormley

    Artwork Title : Another Time III

    Price Estimates : £ 180,000 — £ 250,000

     

  • Artist Name : Tracey Emin

    Artwork Title : Drunk to the Bottom of My Soul

    Price Estimates : £ 180,000 — £ 250,000

     

  • Artist Name : Wolfgang Tillmans

    Artwork Title : Urgency XII

    Price Estimates : £ 150,000 — £ 250,000

     

  • Artist Name : Tracey Emin

    Artwork Title : Hurricane

    Price Estimates : £ 120,000 — £ 180,000

     

OVERVIEW

The personal art collection of George Michael is up for auction at Christie’s London on March 14, 2019. It’s going to be 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. The collection includes works by leading members of the Young British Art movement such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, and Michael Craig-Martin, who rose to prominence in the 1990s. Many of them were personal friends of Michael. The estimates for works offered in the auction range from £2,000 to £1.5 million.
 
The sale is highlighted by spectacular photographs (7), paintings & prints (25), sculptures (23) and includes rare pieces of video arts (6) from the Contemporary stylistic period.
 
Analytical Insights powered by BASI (Blouin Art Sales Index): 
This section includes:
• Top Artworks on Offer by Estimated Sales in various estimated low-price bands (in GBP)
• # of Lots on Offer in various estimated low-price bands (in GBP)
• Cecily Brown: Sale of Similar-Sized Artworks of one of the top artists in the past 10 years

1. Top Artworks on Offer by Estimated Sales (in British pounds).

Top artworks on offer by estimated price (high and low) are presented in the graph below. Damien Hirst is the most prominent artist to have emerged from the British art scene in the 1990s. His works are expected to be one of the top-selling artworks of this auction. Lot no: 5 “The Incomplete Truth” is from the ‘Natural History’ series of formaldehyde-suspended animals and organs and it depicts a dove hovering in mid-flight in a vertical tank of formaldehyde, executed in 2006, and Lot no: 13 “Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain,” 2007, is executed by using glass, painted stainless steel, silicone, arrows, crossbow bolts, stainless steel cable and clamps, stainless steel carabiner, bullock and formaldehyde solution. Both of his works have estimates in the same price band £1 million to £1.5 million.
 
Another work in the collection, a particular favorite that Michael hung in his bedroom, is “Songbird” by Bridget Riley, an oil-on-linen painting from 1982 that is being sold with an estimate of £400,000 to £600,000 and Emin’s “Drunk to the Bottom of My Soul” piece, a stitched blanket artwork, is estimated to sell for between £180,000 and £250,000.

1_Top-10-Artworks-on-Offer

2. # of Lots on Offer in various estimated low-price bands

Most (24) of the works in this sale are offered in the estimated price band of £10K to £50K. There are about 9 lots in this auction that are expected to sell in the price range of £100K to £500K and only two lots are expected to sell for over £1 million.

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3. Sale of Similar-Sized Artworks by one of the top artists

Cecily Brown: Sale prices of similar-sized artworks in the past 10 years
“Untitled,” painted in 2008, by Cecily Brown is estimated to sell for £350,000 to £550,000. The prices at which similar-sized artworks (79 cm x 109 cm) by Cecily Brown have sold in the past 10 years (2009 to 2018) are shown here.

Untitled

Cecily Brown
Untitled
Medium: oil on linen
Signed and dated ‘Cecily Brown 2008’ (on the reverse)
Size: 78.7 cm x 109.2 cm
Painted in 2008

3_Sale-of-similar-sized-(79-x-109-cm)-artworks-in-the-Past-10-years

In the past, the artworks of similar size (79 cm x 109 cm) by Cecily Brown have sold in the price range of $250,000 to $4 million.
 
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