Choosing the job and belongings of the late theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, kidnapped hundreds of thousands of dollars for the item at the recent Christie auction.
Among the items he sold were his motorized red leather wheelchair and a copy of his doctoral thesis Properties of the expanding universes – one of five known copies – sold for GBP 296.750 (PLN 532.663) and GBP 547, 750 (PLN 1093.620) respectively.
The articles were on the Christie & # 39; s "On the shoulders of the Giants" auction, which lasted from October 31 to November 8, and contained handwritten documents from Isaac Newton's, Charles Darwin's and Isaac Newton's mates, and Albert Einstein.
Hawking's auction also included a copy of his book A short history of time his thumbprint, which sold 688.7 £ (123856 $), his Alpha Industries bomber, which sold 40,000 £ ($ 72 061), and a collection of medals and prizes that were sold for £ 296.750 ($ 532.606), was signed.
In addition to Hawking's personal documentary and objects, there is an original production scenario in which Stephen Hawking will enter the final The Simpsons – in which he was presented as a disc jockey with gold chains and a Kangola hat – also sold 6,250 £ (11,260 $). An invitation to his famous Collection for travelers in time he caught £ 11,250 (20,267).
"Stephen Hawking was a great personality around the world," said Thomas Venning, head of the book and manuscript department at Christie & # 39; s London. reuters before the auction. "He had an amazing ability to communicate with people."
Hawking's red chair belonged to the earliest wheelchairs he used when he was diagnosed with ALS. It was sold almost twenty times more than expected at the auction, and its sale will benefit both the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
According GuardianThe daughter of the well-known physicist, Lucy Hawking, said that the auction was an opportunity for his devotees to "acquire the memory of our father's extraordinary life in the form of a small amount of suggestive and fascinating objects".[Christie’s via Associated Press]