Written by By Toyin Owoseje, CNN
Personal items including the 88-year-old star’s gold Rolex watch — estimated to fetch as much as £12,000 ($16,300) — and paintings from his personal collection will go under the hammer in London on March 2.
The auction will feature mementos of Caine’s film career and paintings from his personal collection. Credit: Bonhams
Caine’s signature frames are also up for grabs. Credit: Bonhams
CNN has contacted Caine’s representatives for comment.
Thomas described the auction — which includes a director’s chair from the 1971 crime film “Get Carter,” in which Caine starred as gangster Jack Carter, and even a pair of the actor’s famous spectacles — as one of Bonhams’ most personal sales to date.
He told CNN: “Sir Michael has collected these items over many decades and has always bought what he loves rather than for any other reason, and this makes this collection so incredibly special.”
Lincoln Townley’s portrait of Caine will be sold in aid of a children’s charity. Credit: Bonhams
From his art collection, Caine is selling “Les Amoureux Dans L’Arbre” by Marc Chagall, which is expected to sell for as much as £50,000 ($68,000).
“It’s going to be quite a wrench to part with so many treasured parts of my life and career, but it’s the right time to be moving on,” Caine said in a press release, adding: “I hope these mementos will give their new owners as much pleasure as they have given us.”
Source : Cnn