Crichton collection features world-class artists

Author Michael Crichton poses at The Peninsula Hotel in New York, Dec. 7, 2004. Crichton died at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, his family said. (Jim Cooper)

April 1, 2010 6:21:27 PM PDT
Best-selling author Michael Crichton approached art in the same way he did his writing - through extensive research- but also by developing close friendships with many of the artists whose works he coll ected.