The ‘speaker chair’ from George Michael’s Fastlove video is the centrepiece of a special video installation at King Street
It’s your last chance to enjoy the exhibition of The George Michael Collection at Christie’s historic King Street HQ, which showcases the art the singer collected and lived with, as well as special installations that celebrate his remarkable life and career.
Thousands of art collectors and George Michael fans have travelled from across the world to see the exhibition, which opened on Saturday and is free to the public. The show is open until 8pm on Wednesday 13 March, until 3pm on Thursday 14 March (the day of the auction), and then opens for a final time on the morning of Friday 15 March.
Flags showing the star during the period he released the multi-platinum album Faith flutter on all four corners of Christie’s King Street headquarters
Admission to the exhibition is free and the opening hours are 9am-4.30pm on Tuesday 12 March; 9am-8pm on Wednesday 13 March, 9am-3pm on Thursday 14 March, and 9am-12 noon on Friday 15 March
Close friends of George Michael: Martin Kemp, the actor and Spandau Ballet bassist, and Andrew Ridgeley, one half of Wham!, visit the exhibition
Lyrics and artwork from George Michael’s album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 are projected onto the main staircase at King Street
Many of the neon works in the collection are displayed in the St James’s Galleries, which are to the left of the main lobby at King Street
Alongside his stunning collection of 20th and 21st-century British art, visitors can enjoy George Michael’s music, which is played throughout the building; his voice, delivered in sound installations of insightful quotes in certain galleries; and artefacts from his career, including the speaker chair from the iconic Fastlove video and stage costumes from the Freeek! video.
On display are original bespoke costumes from George Michael’s Freeek! video
Proceeds from the auction will continue the star’s extraordinary philanthropic legacy. We look forward to welcoming you to King Street and in the meantime, offer this taster of what’s in store.
The Great Room at Christie’s, where the auction will take place on Thursday night
A visitor admires Harland Miller’s Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore, executed in 2007, the same year it was acquired by George Michael
From left: Ladies — Gentlemen by Bethan Huws; Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Soliloquy VIII; and Victorian Water Mains (4th Version) by Toby Ziegler; with Richard Long’s Green Slate Spiral in the foreground
The George Michael Collection souvenir tote bag — get one while stocks last!
The collector’s edition catalogues feature all the works in the auction and special chapters on George Michael’s life and career. You can order your copies on Christies.com
Comedian, author and charity fundraiser David Walliams photographed in front of a Shadow Blind by Gilbert & George
A photographic souvenir for one of the many George Michael fans who have come to see his art collection
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Michael Craig-Martin’s Commissioned Portrait Untitled (George), a wall-mounted LCD monitor/computer with integrated software, has been one of the exhibition’s star attractions