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Christie’s New York to Sell Major Works from the Collection of the Late Michael Crichton

LONDON.- Christie’s is honored to announce that it will offer at auction this spring in New York major works from the collection of the late Michael Crichton. Best-selling author and screenwriter, film director and producer, Crichton is renowned for his terrifying and sometimes controversial scientific thrillers such as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline, The Lost World, Rising Sun, and State of Fear, and for creating the television series ER. Crichton is also acknowledged as a leading authority on the American artist Jasper Johns. Crichton’s novels have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide; they have been translated into 36 languages, and many have been made into blockbuster movies. He wrote and directed classic films such as The Great Train Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at Number 1 in t