The auction of film relics, modern art and clocks by the late actor Robin Williams brought in significantly more than expected. The highest price was achieved at $ 795,000 for the painting “The San Salvathor” by the Swiss painter Adolf Wölfli.
EAn auction of objects from the estate of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who died in 2014, raised around six million dollars (about 5.2 million euros). One work by street artist Banksy, “Happy Choppers”, was sold at auction in New York on Thursday for $ 735,000. It shows attack helicopters decorated with pink flies. Two more Banksy paintings found new owners at Sotheby’s auction houses for $ 137,500 and $ 100,000, respectively.
The auction offered more than 300 objects owned by Robin Williams and his second wife Marsha. These included numerous film relics, modern art and clocks. The highest price at the auction was the painting “The San Salvathor” by the Swiss painter Adolf Wölfli, at $ 795,000.
A picture painted by director Gus Van Sant and featured in the movie Good Will Hunting sold for $ 90,000 – 60 times its estimate. In 1998, Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Good Will Hunting”.
Williams played in numerous successful films over the course of his career, including “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “The Dead Poets Club”, “Mrs. Doubtfire ”and“ Jumanji ”. He often played tragicomic roles. In 2014 he committed suicide at the age of 63. He had suffered from a special form of dementia.