Brown batch is star turn at Bonhams auction

The final remaining archive of material from acclaimed author Christy Brown is under the hammer later this month, writes Ros Drinkwater.

9th March, 2014
The last remaining archive of material relating to the work of Christy Brown, whose life inspired the Oscar-winning 1989 film My Left Foot, will go under the hammer in London this month.

The last remaining archive of material relating to the work of Christy Brown, whose life inspired the Oscar-winning 1989 film My Left Foot, will go under the hammer in London this month.

Born with cerebral palsy into a family of 23 children, of whom only 13 survived, Brown overcame astonishing odds to become an internationally recognised writer who in his life and work constantly questioned and re-interpreted the standard image of an artist.

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