Monday, February 8, 2010

Paintings from Crichton’s Art Collection to be Auctioned Off

According to an article in the Independent, four paintings from Michael Crichton’s art collection will be auctioned off at Christie's in New York on May 11.

In the Summer 2008 issue of Art News, Crichton was named one of the top 200 art collectors in the world.

One of the paintings to be auctioned is Jasper Johns's Flag. Crichton, who was a friend of Johns, published a book on his art titled Jasper Johns in 1977. A revised edition of the book was published in 1994.

I have a print of Flag hanging in my bedroom.

(Thank you Pavel for bringing this to my attention!)

Links and more info on Michael Crichton at:
Kahlessa's Corner

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