Portrait of the pregnant Jerry Hall sold at Sotheby’s auction for almost a million dollars automatic translate
At auction Sotheby’s, held on October 15 and 16, buyers were offered 14 items from the private collection of Jerry Hall. The American model and actress decided to sell art objects to finally part with her past - years, when she was the wife of the legendary The Rolling Stones leader Mick Jagger.
Top-lot auction was a portrait of Jerry work by Lucien Freud, sold for 601.25 thousand pounds. The canvas, entitled «Eight Months Gone» («In the eighth month») depicts a nude actress in the last months of pregnancy. The artist painted a painting two years before the divorce of a star couple, after he met Jerry Hall in 1997 at a dinner party.
No less interesting works, which went under the hammer, were «Dollar Sign» (Dollar Sign) by Andy Warhol and «Helen Gillespie’s Head» Frank Auerbach. Warhol’s painting was donated to them by Jerry Hall after the model helped the artist in organizing the TV show Warhol TV; An unknown buyer bought a canvas for 217.25 thousand pounds sterling. «Helen Gillespie’s Head» was sold for a little over a million pounds.
The organizers of the auction expected to get at least 1.5 million pounds sterling for works from the private collection of ex-wife Jagger. The actual revenue was 2.4 million, exceeding Sotheby’s expectations.