Robin Williams memorabilia fetches millions

    Robin Williams memorabilia fetches millions

    Art, film memorabilia and personal effects owned by the late actor Robin Williams and his wife fetched $6.1 million (R89 million) at auction in New York, four years after his death,

    More than 2 000 fans and collectors from across the globe registered to bid for about 300 works owned by Williams and his second wife, film producer and philanthropist Marsha Garces Williams, Sothebys said.

    The most expensive lot was Swiss artist Adolf Wolfli’s “Der San Salvathor” that sold for $795 000.

    Stand-out items included a watercolour from the movie Good Will Hunting that sold for $90 000 and street artist Banksy’s Happy Choppers that fetched $735 000.

    Williams won an Oscar in 1998 for Good Will Hunting.

    The watercolour, painted by the film’s director Gus van Sant and inscribed to Williams, was displayed in the office of his therapist character Sean Maguire.

    A total of 45 watches from his personal collection sold for a combined total of $445 000.

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