The late, beloved actor Robin Williams left behind not only an amazing canon of films and comedy routines, but also a pretty impressive collection of one-of-a-kind furniture, art, Hollywood memorabilia, and—not surprisingly since we’re talking about Robin Williams—a bunch of irreverent collections ranging from luxury watches to vintage bicycles to toys. Many of these belongings were collected during his marriage to ex-wife Marsha Williams, who had a similar passion for collecting, and she has decided to put a number of them up for sale.
Sotheby’s has the honor of auctioning off the items this fall and proceeds from the sales will go to several charities including The Juilliard School, Wounded Warrior Project, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The auction house has released a sneak peek at just a few of the many artifacts that are going on the block. For example here’s an arm chair made and signed by artist Judy Kensley McKie.
One of the art pieces to be sold is this Deborah Butterfield bronze equine sculpture that is the only one of its kind. Sotheby’s estimates it will fetch between $220,000 — $280,000.
There’s also plenty of belongings that are just for fun. Here’s a pinball machine that director Steven Spielberg had made especially for Williams after his role in the film Hook. It comes with a plaque reading “World Premiere, December 8, 1991, Specially Produced For Robin Williams, By Data East Pinball, Inc.
There’s also the Gryffindor school robe worn by actor Daniel Radcliffe during the filming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; a collection of over 40 luxury watches; street art by Bansky; bicycles and sports memorabilia; and much more that will be revealed in the coming months.
The auction will take place over two sessions on October 4th, 2018 at 10am and 2pm. Exhibition preview times begin September 29th at 10am. You can find out all the preview times and more information on the auction preview site here.