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