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Elizabeth Taylors Painting collection sells for £14 million

Post  Panda on Wed 8 Feb - 4:16

Elizabeth Taylor's Paintings Sell For £14m

Elizabeth Taylor's Van Gogh painting fetched more than £10m

3:01am UK, Wednesday February 08, 2012

Three paintings from Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's collection have sold for almost £14m at auction.

The paintings by Van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Claude Pissarro fetched a
combined £13,787,750 at the Christie's sale, more than double their
pre-sale estimate of £6.2m.

The late actress' Van Gogh - called Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle
de Saint-Remy - went for the most money, fetching £10,121,250.

It shows a view of the asylum where the artist spent his last months
and was bought by Taylor's father, who was an art dealer, in 1963.

Elizabeth Taylor died last year

Until the star's death in March last year, the painting had hung in the living room of her home in Bel Air.

It was bought by an anonymous bidder on the phone after four minutes of competitive bidding by multiple clients.

The other two paintings - a youthful self-portrait by Edgar Degas
(1834-1917) and a large-scale landscape by Claude Pissarro (1830-1903),
called Pommiers a Eragny - sold for £713,250 and £2,953,250

All prices included buyer's premium.

Marc Porter, chairman of Christie's Americas, said the paintings showed Taylor's "skill and sophistication as a collector".

"As the crown jewel of her art collection, we are delighted with the
price achieved for Van Gogh's Vue de l'asile, a profoundly beautiful
work from one of the creative high points of the artist's career," he
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