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Hall's collection sells well

2010-10-16 21:42
London - An auction of art owned by model Jerry Hall has racked up nearly £2.5m ($4m) in sales.

Sotheby's said on Saturday that the highest price in the two-day sale was for a painting, Head of Helen Gillespie, by the artist Frank Auerbach. It sold for nearly £1.1m ($1.76m), above the estimate of £900 000 ($1.4m).

Hall acquired the painting in 1997.

Strong bidding pushed up the price of a nude study of Hall by Lucien Freud, painted when she was eight months pregnant with her fourth child with former husband Mick Jagger. It sold for £601 250 ($961 579), double the lower end of the pre-sale estimate.

The two-day Contemporary Art Sale included 14 works owned by Hall. Four failed to sell.
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