Christie's to auction Albert Einstein's God letter
October 9, 2018: Christie’s auction house announced the auction of one of the most important manuscripts by 20th century’s most famous thinker, Albert Einstein’s God Letter (Estimate: $1,000,000 - 1,500,000), on December 4, 2018.
This letter was written a year before Einstein's death and was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind, talking about Einstein’s thoughts on religion, his Jewish identity, and his own search for meaning in life. It remains the most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views.
Peter Klarnet, Senior Specialist Books & Manuscripts, Christie’s, remarks, “Christie’s is honored to present this important Albert Einstein letter at auction as it concerns themes that have been central to human enquiry since the dawn of human consciousness, and it is one of the definitive statements in the Religion vs Science debate.”
The letter stands as Einstein’s clearest and most important expression of his views on God, religion, and man’s eternal search for meaning. This letter will be on public view at Pace Gallery in San Francisco from November 1.