An abstract portrait of Sir Michael Caine has been sold at auction for £25,000 during the sale of the actor’s personal collection.
The Oscar-winning actor, 88, and his wife Shakira Caine have been storing memorabilia from their film career as well as artwork, furniture and jewelry for sale as they’re about to move in. a new house.
John Bratby’s 1977 oil painting, which is expected to sell for a higher estimate of £3,000, is among lots that have sold below hammer price at Bonhams auction house in London on Wednesday.
Also in the collection are Sir Michael’s own £10,000 Indian rosewood pedestal table and a poster from one of his earliest works, the 1964 war film Zulu, worth price 11,500 pounds.
A director’s chair of the 1971 crime film Get Carter, in which Sir Michael played gangster Jack Carter, had a higher estimate of £1,200 but exceeded this figure when it sold for £5,000. .
Other items from his seven-decade-long screen career put on sale include a movie poster for the 1966 romantic comedy Alfie, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, Sold for £4,000.
Two autographed posters were also placed under the hammer, one from the 1969 war film Battle of Britain, which featured Sir Michael acting alongside Laurence Olivier (£4,500) and the other for The Italian Job, where he played the character. main character Charlie Croker (£8,500).
Paintings from his personal collection also for sale include Sir David Murray’s Avon (£3,800), Charles Mozley’s Outside L’Escargot, Paris (£2,800) and Going To Church by Frank Dadd (£2,200).
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Several black and white photo prints featuring Sir Michael throughout the years, as well as two pairs of the veteran actor’s glasses and his Rolex wristwatch are also part of the collection.
Another portrait of Sir Michael done by Lincoln Townley has sold for £15,000, with the proceeds going to the actor and his wife to the National Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. children (NSPCC).
Sir Peter Wanless, chief executive of the charity, previously said: “Sir Michael Caine is a former patron and long-time supporter of the NSPCC.
“We are touched and deeply grateful that he chose to donate all proceeds from the sale of this wonderful portrait of him to such an important cause.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/abstract-portrait-of-sir-michael-caine-fetches-25000-at-auction-41404762.html Abstract portrait of Sir Michael Caine sold at auction for £25,000