Art / Arts & Entertainment

Artworks from Sting’s London home up for auction

Members of Sotheby's staff pose for the media with "La Gommeuse" by Pablo Picasso at the Sotheby's auction house in London, Friday Oct. 9, 2015. It will be auctioned at Sotheby's New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale on November 3. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Members of Sotheby’s staff pose for the media with “La Gommeuse” by Pablo Picasso at the Sotheby’s auction house in London, Friday Oct. 9, 2015. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale on November 3. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are putting some of their extensive modern art collection — and a piano — up for sale.

The auction at Christie’s in London will include drawings and prints by Gustav Klimt and Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso’s lithograph “Le Corsage a Carreaux (“The Checkered Blouse”) and Henri Matisse’s “Jazz” portfolio of prints, which has an estimated price of 250,000 pounds to 350,000 pounds ($382,000 to $535,000).

Christie’s said Wednesday that the top lot is British artist Ben Nicholson’s painting “March 55 (Amethyst),” estimated at between 300,000 pounds and 500,000 pounds ($460,000 and $765,000).

Sting’s Steinway piano also features in the Feb. 24 sale of more than 200 items from the couple’s home.

They are moving to a new home in London’s redeveloped Battersea Power Station.

 

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