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Bid For Fake Sunflower Seeds And Picasso’s Sex Life At Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

by | 31st, January 2011

THERE is money in art. Lots of it. At Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale, London, you can get close to a bowl of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds. You can buy 100 kilos of his life-sized porcelain “seeds” for between £80,000 and £120,000. The portrait of Frans Hellens by Amedeo Modigliani is earmarked at £3 million. David Hockney’s Hotel L’Arbois Sainte Maxime of 1968, should fetch £2 million. The triptych, three studies for a portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, will go for a lot more than £9 million. And for any banker aiming to look arty, the Picasso Portrait of his mistress and muse Marie-Therese from 1932 is expected to fetch around £18 million. And you thought extra-martial sex never paid off…

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Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds go on display at the Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Sale, London.



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