AO News Summary: Jerry Hall, Model and Ex-Wife of Mick Jagger, Will Send 14 Works To Auction At Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Sale in October

September 8th, 2010

Lucian Freud, Eight Months Gone, 199700–>

Jerry Hall, the American model and ex-wife of legendary rocker Mick Jagger, will send 14 works from her collection to auction next month at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale in London. Hall’s lots are estimated to fetch at least £1.5 million, and include works by Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Damian Hirst, Robert Graham, Ed Ruscha, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj, and Frank Auerbach.

Francesco Clemente’s Portrait of Jerry Hall, to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in October

The featured lot is a portrait of the model by Lucian Freud, painted in 1997 when she was 8 months pregnant with her fourth and last child with Jagger. Eight Months Gone is estimated to fetch between £300,000-400,000; along with paintings by Ed Ruscha and Francesco Clemente, it is one of three portraits of Hall up for sale.

Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign, given to Jerry Hall by the artist

Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign will also hit the auction block and is estimated to bring £150,000. The canvas was given to Hall by Warhol for her help with the production of his 1982 television show, Warhol TV.

Hall’s contribution to the Sotheby’s sale, which is set to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair, has generated interest in what will hopefully be an exciting auction season this fall.

Related links:
Jerry Hall to Auction a Pregnant Nude Portrait and Other Art at Sotheby’s [Artinfo]
Jerry Hall to Auction Freud Portrait, Warhol [Reuters]
Jerry Hall, English Duke to Sell Art as Prices Rise [Bloomberg]
Jerry Hall Artwork Tipped to Fetch 1.5M at Auction [BBC]

-J. Mizrachi