The sale, titled ‘Creating a Stage: The Marsha and Robin Williams Collection’, will feature a wide range of personal items, movie memorabilia and artworks that reflect the couple’s shared passion for collecting. Among the selection, fans and collectors everywhere will find autographs, scripts, awards as well as costumes and other items connected to the couple’s careers.

The Williams family in 1995. Image: Marsha Garces Williams Collection, by Arthur Grace. The Williams family in 1995. Image: Marsha Garces Williams Collection, by Arthur Grace.

The auction house has also announced that more than 40 watches from Robin’s personal collection will be part of the auction. One of these is this Franck Muller 1998 barrel-shaped wristwatch estimated between 23,000-35,000 dollars.

Franck Muller watch. Image: Sotheby’s Franck Muller watch. Image: Sotheby’s

The sale also features sports memorabilia, furniture and ornamental object straight from the Williams’ family home. One of the highlights amongst the furniture is the amazing ‘Monkey’ chair by Judy Kensley McKie created in 1994. This statement piece has an estimate of 20,000-30,000 dollars.

‘Monkey’ chair, Judy Hensley McKie. Image: Sotheby’s ‘Monkey’ chair, Judy Hensley McKie. Image: Sotheby’s

The entire catalog is yet to be released but Sotheby’s has already gone out with part of the collection. You can expect a sculpture by Niki de Saint-Phalle and several works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Invader.

Robin Williams with Rodin’s The Thinker. Image: Sotheby’s Robin Williams with Rodin’s The Thinker. Image: Sotheby’s

Another highlight of the sculpture section of the sale is Deborah Butterfield’s ‘Madrone (Cody)’, a unique, monumental, bronze horse shaped sculpture made in 2000 with an estimate between 220,000 and 280,000 dollars.

Deborah Butterfield ‘Madrone (Cody)’. Image: Sotheby’s Deborah Butterfield ‘Madrone (Cody)’. Image: Sotheby’s

Proceeds from the sale will go to the charities the couple supported, such as The Juilliard School, the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Wounded Warrior Project and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Robin Williams as Madame Doubtfire and Marsha in 1993. Image: Arthur Grace Robin Williams as Madame Doubtfire and Marsha in 1993. Image: Arthur Grace

The pre-sale exhibition will be held at Sotheby’s galleries in New York from 29 September to 3 October. Be ready with your paddles on 4 October.

While waiting for the publication of the complete catalogue, read more about the sale here!

Find the entire Sotheby's catalogue here!

 

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