Art dealer couple sell private collection including pieces by Andy Warhol to ...

Art dealer and his doctor wife put works from their private collection up for sale including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henry Moore to raise funds for NHS staff battling coronavirus Claire and James Hyman, owners of Hyman Collection, selling discounted art  Couple inspired to support NHS after daughter contracted form of coronavirus Andy Warhol print which sold in just matter of days raised thousands of pounds Claire Hyman has been an oral surgeon at the Royal Free NHS Trust for 16 years 

By Rory Butler For Mailonline

Published: 00:44 BST, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 01:02 BST, 8 April 2020

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A doctor and her art dealer husband are selling off their private collection to raise funds for vital medical equipment for the NHS to use in battling coronavirus.

Claire and James Hyman, owners of the Hyman Collection, announced the discounted sale of several pieces by celebrated modern artists, the proceeds of which will go to the Royal Free NHS Trust.

Famous names among the pieces being sold include Andy Warhol, British visual artist and sculptor Marc Quinn, and maker of semi-abstract sculptures Henry Moore.

The couple hoped the money will help the NHS purchase things like testing kits, ventilators and other vital protective equipment in short supply. 

Claire and James Hyman (pictured), owners of the Hyman Collection, announced the sale of several pieces by celebrated modern artists, the proceeds of which will go to the Royal Free NHS Trust

Claire and James Hyman (pictured), owners of the Hyman Collection, announced the sale of several pieces by celebrated modern artists, the proceeds of which will go to the Royal Free NHS Trust

Andy Warhol's apartment buildings photo

Andy Warhol's apartment buildings photo

Claire has been an oral surgeon at the Royal Free NHS Trust for 16 years, which encompasses three north London hospitals.

The couple were inspired to sell off their collection to support the NHS after their daughter contracted a mild form of coronavirus and the family had to isolate themselves. 

'As a surgeon

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