Elizabeth Taylor’s Art Collection on the Auction Block

In early December, sales from the late Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection at Christie’s nearly reached a record-breaking $116 million. That record has since been shattered earlier this week, after the auction house’s New York and London locations hosted a series of sales from the late actress’s estate. The entire collection sold for a whopping $183 million, including 38 seminal works of art from Taylor’s impressive collection, sold exclusively in London .

As the daughter of esteemed art dealer Francis Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor invested much of her earnings in fine art. Below are my two favorite items from the auction.

image Vincent Van Gogh’s Vue de l’Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy, 1889

imageJoan Miro’s Painting Poem, 1925

At Christie’s, Raise a Paddle to Support Japan

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New York’s auction season is upon us, and you know what that means? Bid, bid, bid! Tomorrow, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art auction will kick off with the Session One sale, which includes new works by Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara, Damien Hirst, and Jeff Koons, among others. The proceeds from works sold during the first part of Session One will benefit Murakami’s not-for-profit organization New Day: Artist’s for Japan, an initiative that supports the country’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.