Jerry Hall's Paintings Sell Above Estimate
Artwork owned by the model Jerry Hall brought in a total of £2,489,775 ($3,988,619) at Sotheby's in London this weekend far above a pre-sale estimate of £1.5 million. Hall was selling 14 works, by artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud and Francisco Clemente. Hall told the press that the sale was about letting go of the past. Freud's nude portrait of Hall eight months pregnant, sold for £601,250, twice its estimate. Warhol's Dollar Sign given to Hall as a thank you for her work with his television project brought £217,250. Hall's 1965 Frank Auerbach canvas, Head of Helen Gillespie IV sold for £1.1 million pounds.