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Every little thing Sting buys is auction magic

by The Art Newspaper  |  24 February 2016
Every little thing Sting buys is auction magic
Sting must be walking in fields of gold after his auction at Christie’s today, 24 February, soared above its high estimate of £1.9m to make £2.5m, or £3m with fees. The most expensive lot was an abstract painting by the British Modernist Ben Nicholson from 1955, which more than doubled its low estimate to sell for £850,000 (£1m with premium). The singer, who is clearing out his multi-million pound mansion ahead of a move to Battersea Power Station, also sold the Steinway grand piano he used while working on The Labyrinth, If On A Winter’s Night and The Last Ship. The piano fetched £95,000 or £116,500 with fees. Sting and his wife Trudie Styler have reportedly sold their nine-bedroom home for £19m and appear to be downsizing south of the river. Perhaps the pair, who are known for their yogi ways, will now invest their money in something a little more esoteric?
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection
  • An inside look at Sting and Trudie's mansion and art collection

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