Best-selling author and screenwriter, film director and producer, Michael Crichton is renowned for his scientific thrillers such as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, and for creating the television series ER. Crichton is also acknowledged as a leading authority on the American artist Jasper Johns and as an important collector of 20th Century art. In this video, Christie’s Deputy Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Brett Gorvy, joins Sherri Crichton, Michael Ovitz and Ken Tyler in sharing a personal exploration of Crichton as a collector.
The Collection will be on public exhibition for the first time in New York. Christie’s will offering Works from the Collection of Michael Crichton on 11 and 12 May 2010. As well as paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol, Christie's will showcase an extraordinary grouping of works by Jasper Johns, including one of the most famous icons of 20th Century art, Jasper Johns’ Flag (Estimate: $10,000,000 - 15,000,000). (RT: 17:30)