Hopper`s art fetches $10mn at auction

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 21:32 PM IST

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.