Elizabeth Taylor auctions raise $183m

2012-02-09 18:50

London - Paintings, jewellery and fashions belonging to the late Elizabeth Taylor have sold for more than $183m.

Christie's auction house says all of the 1 817 lots offered sold at auctions in New York and London, some at 50 times their pre-sale estimates.

The top lot was Vincent van Gogh's landscape Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle de Remy, which once hung in Taylor's Bel Air home. It sold for $16m, including the buyer's premium.

Hollywood legend Taylor died in March aged 79, and Christie's has been selling her belongings in a series of auctions. New York sales of jewellery, fashion and memorabilia in December raised more than $156m.

A sale of 38 paintings in London on Tuesday and Wednesday raised $24.6m.