Another record auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s rarest art collection bought around $21 million. Three masterpiece paintings from her private collection were auctioned at Christie’s International in London.
Taylor truly had great taste and Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas’s paintings from her exclusive collection straightly spoke this.
From the three, the biggest-selling item was the Dutch master’s ‘Vue de l’asole de la Chapelle de Remy’, used to hang in Liz’s home at Bel air. The painting given to Taylor by her father was sold for $16 million to an anonymous telephone bidder.
The tan and turquoise painting by Van Gogh has happy emotions with tragic elements. It depicts the view of the asylum at Saint-Rémy were Von Gogh later killed himself. The painting was made by him when he was allowed out in the fields after six months in a cell. So it pictured his brimming emotions through an intrinsic combination of colors.
The two other paintings auctioned were – a landscape by Claude Pissarro and a self-portrait by Edgar Degas.
This is not the first time when anything from the legendary actress’s collection had sold for a lot of amount. Like these ’crown jewels’ of starlet’s art collection, a 17th century portrait by Frans Hals was sold in January for $2.1 million.
Elizabeth, who died at the age of 79, was famous for her exotic and rare collection. Her gemstone jewelry, film memorabilia and other personal possessions from her collection were auctioned in December at a record-breaking $156 million.