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05:30  16 march  2019
05:30  16 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A collection of contemporary art owned by late pop idol George Michael , including works by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, has been sold for £ "The Incomplete Truth", a 2006 work by Hirst consisting of a dove preserved in formaldehyde, sold for £ 911,250 -- below its estimated price of £ 1.0-1.5 million.

Michael was a keen collector of works by the Young British Art movement and developed friendships with many of the artists, visiting their “The Incomplete Truth”, a 2006 work by Hirst consisting of a dove preserved in formaldehyde, sold for £ 911,250 – below its estimated price of £ 1.0-1.5 million.

George Michael's artworks sold for £9.2 mn © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Damien Hirst's "The Incomplete Truth" sold for £911,250.

A collection of contemporary art owned by late pop idol George Michael, including works by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, has been sold for £9.2 million (10.8 million euros, $12.2 million), Christie's auction house said.

Michael was a keen collector of works by the Young British Art movement and developed friendships with many of the artists, visiting their galleries and studios.

Christie's billed the sale of more than 200 works as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for fans of the tradition-defying movement from the 1980s and 1990s.

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George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer

– George Michael . The Strangest Thing (Live). 6:02. Sell This Version. VSCDJ 1626. George Michael . Older ‎(CD, Single, Promo, Car). Virgin, Aegean.

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"The Incomplete Truth", a 2006 work by Hirst consisting of a dove preserved in formaldehyde, sold for £911,250 -- below its estimated price of £1.0-1.5 million.

Proceeds of the auction will go towards Michael's various philanthropic ventures, the auctioneers said.

The singer died of heart and liver problems on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53.

During his career, both with Wham! and later as a solo artist, Michael sold more than 100 million records and had a string of massive hits between 1983 and 1996.

Among his biggest hits were "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Last Christmas" and "Faith".

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