Jerry Hall to auction Freud portrait, Warhol

Mon Sep 6, 2010 11:06pm EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. model Jerry Hall is selling several works of art from her private collection, including a portrait by Lucian Freud, as a way of letting go of a past she shared with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.

Auctioneer Sotheby's auctioneer expects the 14 works, to be sold as part of its contemporary-art sales on October 15 and 16, to fetch over 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million).

The highlight is Freud's "Eight Months Gone," depicting Hall eight months pregnant with her fourth child Gabriel in 1997 and painted after the artist met her at a dinner party.

Also going under the hammer is Andy Warhol's "Dollar Sign" which the pop artist gave Hall in recognition of her help with the production of his television show, Warhol TV.

Works by Frank Auerbach, Robert Graham, Damien Hirst, David Bailey and R.B. Kitaj are also featured in the collection.

"Movin' on -- I think it's about letting go of the past," Hall, 54, said of the sale. "At a certain age you just want to get rid of things. It's good to be in the moment and change. I'm not afraid of change."

Hall dropped Bryan Ferry for Jagger in the late 1970s, married the Rolling Stone in 1990, had four children with him, and finally tired of his extramarital adventures in 1999.

(Editing by Paul Casciato)