Sting and Trudie Styler to sell art collection at Christie's

Craigie G

Craigie G

2015-10-28 16:49:46

The art collection of Sting and Trudie Styler is heading to auction at Christie's next year.

More than 200 pieces from the couple's former London home will be offered for sale, including paintings, prints, works on paper, ceramics, photography and furniture, all carefully collected over the course of 20 years.

Estimates range from just £1,000 up to £500,000, and Christie's has described the forthcoming sale as "a wonderful opportunity for new and established collectors to choose from an inspiring array of works with notable provenance, collected with passion and knowledge".

Leading the sale will be 'March 55 (amethyst)', an important work by British abstract artist Ben Nicholson painted in 1955 and estimated at £300,000-£500,000.

Further notable Modern artworks include Henri Matisse’s celebrated 1947 Jazz portfolio of prints (est. £250,000-£350,000); Pablo Picasso’s 1949 lithograph Le Corsage à Carreaux (£30,000-£50,000); the Gustav Klimt drawing Study of a Young Woman in Stockings (£25,000-£40,000); an unititled Keith Haring work (£70,000-£100,000); and prints by Georges Braque and René Magritte.

The collection also includes furniture and design by numerous important Post-war figures, including a pair of Yves Klein tables estimated at £20,000-£30,000 each.

“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 & Trudie Styler," said Andy Waters, Senior Director, Head of Private Collection Sales, Christie’s London.

"Their home at Queen Anne’s Gate effortlessly combined luxury, rarity and colour - a skilful balance that created the ultimate London home. Each work of art was carefully chosen and the resulting collection is a testament to Sting and Trudie Styler’s informed eye for Art and Design.

"Alongside works by Matisse, Picasso, Mapplethorpe and Nicholson, the collection includes Sting’s Steinway piano, which occupied pride of place in the music room at Queen Anne’s Gate.”

The auction will take place in London on February 24, 2016.

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