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Sting and Trudie Styler Auction Paintings and Other Effects From London Home at Christie's

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Nov 03, 2015 11:04 PM EST
Sting and Trudie Styler Auction Paintings and Other Effects From London Home at Christie's Actress Trudie Styler (L) and musician Sting attend the BAFTA New York & The Cinema Society With FIJI Water & St-Germain party for the New York Film Festival at PH-D Terrace at Dream Midtown on October 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo : Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Going to auction at Christie's are more than 200 artworks owned by Sting and Trudie Styler, who recently sold their London home for £19 million. Of the items to be sold are a Steinway piano and pieces from Picasso, Matisse and several other artists.

Two of the most sought after pieces, according to Telegraph, will be Henry Matisse's 1947 Jazz portfolio, which has been described as a "celebration of life and a riot of pure colour and form," and Pablo Picasso's lithograph, Le Corsage a Carreaux.

Perhaps the most expensive piece in the collection is Ben Nicholson's March 55, a seminal work that cemented the artist as Britain's leading abstract painter in 1955. The work is estimated to be worth between £300,000 and £500,000.

Andy Waters of Christie's London said of the items: "Having been entrusted with many of the greatest private collections assembled by some of the most notable figures throughout history, Christie's is honoured to be offering for sale works from the art collection of Sting and Trudie Styler,"

The collection also includes nude art like Gustav Klimt's Study of a Young Woman in Stockings, one of a series the artist produced around 1906, and Keith Haring's Untitled, which is estimated at £70,000 to £100,000.

The Mapplethorpe images include Calla Lilies from 1983 and estimated at as much as £50,000.

While the details inside are just now going to market, Sting sold the mansion in St. James's Park earlier in the year. His new home is the apartment that was featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Animals.

Check out an excerpt from Sting's recent Broadway endeavor, The Last Ship, a story told of his hometown.

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