Dennis Hopper’s art fetches $10mn at auctionBy ANI
Monday, November 15, 2010
NEW YORK - Late Dennis Hopper’s art collections have fetched more than 10 million dollars, almost double the minimum estimate, this week at a Christie’s contemporary-art auction.
The “Easy Rider” star, who died in May, was an avid collector as well as a painter and photographer himself, reports the New York Post.
Forty works he owned including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring went under the hammer.
Hopper’s oldest daughter, Marin, and her co-executor, writer Alex Hitz, celebrated on Friday at Swifty’s on Lexington Avenue with investor Richard Turley.
Despite the messy legal situation with Hopper’s wife, Victoria Duffy, who filed a 45 million dollar claim against his estate, Marin confirmed that Hopper’s youngest child, 7-year-old Galen, will receive 40 percent of the estate to be held in trust. (ANI)