Robin Williams’s memorabilia to go under the hammer for charity
The late comedian’s belongings will be auctioned off in October with proceeds to go to charities which Williams supported
Items owned by Robin Williams will be auctioned off in New York with proceeds to go to charities which the entertainer and his wife supported.
International auction house, Sotheby’s, announced that personal belongings, movie memorabilia and art work owned by the late comedian and his second wife, movie producer Marsha Graces Williams, will go under the hammer in October.
The auction house said: “Sotheby’s is honoured to announce that we will offer works from the collection of the beloved entertainer Robin Williams and his wife of over 20 years, film producer and philanthropist Marsha Graces Williams.”
A portion of the sales will go to a number of charities that both Martha and Robin Williams supported, including The Juilliard School, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Among the auctioned items will be a Gryffindor robe worn by Daniel Radcliff in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which is estimated to be worth $US10,000 to $US15,000. The Hollywood Walk of Fame star presented to Robin Williams, valued at $US5,000, will also be sold, along with a Frank Muller wristwatch.
“’Creating a State: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams’ will offer works spanning Marsha’s and Robin’s diverse interest and careers, all reflecting their shared passion for collecting,” the auction house said.
The collection will feature film and entertainment memorabilia, including autographed scripts, awards, props and wardrobe from the Williams’ careers. Contemporary art from sculpture Niki de Saint-Phalle and street art by Banksy will go under the hammer.
Included in the auction will also be a selection of bicycles and sports memorabilia and furniture and decorate art from their residences. In 2016, Robin Williams’ family launched a similar auction of bicycles for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Former President and CEO, Peter Wilderotter, said in regards to the auction of the bicycles: “Like Christopher Reeve, Robin Williams was an unmovable force. To have them in the same room, let alone fighting for the same cause, was extraordinary.”