ART & DESIGN

Michael Crichton


Michael Crichton was known to the world as the visionary behind megahit science fiction novels and movies. Now his passion and eye for art are coming to light as his prized collection goes on the block. Read the full story here.

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

In Crichton’s home, from left, Agnes Martin’s Untitled, circa 1961, oil, ink and wash on canvas; Jasper Johns’s Flag, 1960–66, encaustic and printed paper collage on paper laid down on canvas.

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

Pablo Picasso’s Femme à la robe rose, 1917, oil on canvas

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

In Crichton’s home, from left, Robert Rauschenberg’s combine Studio Painting, 1960–61, oil, charcoal, printed paper and fabric collage on canvas with metal, twine, and sewn and stuffed fabric; Robert Gober’s Cat Litter, 1990, ink and latex paint on plaster; Roy Lichtenstein’s Figures in Landscape, 1977, oil, magna and graphite on canvas.

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

Michael Crichton (at left) and Jasper Johns at Gemini G.E.L. in 1979, photographed by Sidney B. Felsen.

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

Wayne Thiebaud’s Meringue Mix, 1999, oil on panel

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl in Water, 1965, ink, graphite and printed paper collage on paper

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Artwork: Karel Funk Curated: Dennıs Freedman

Andy Warhol’s Mao, 1973, synthetic polymer, acrylic and silk-screen inks on canvas