Artworks from Sting's London home up for auction

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Posted: Oct 28, 2015 8:50 AM
Artworks from Sting's London home up for auction

LONDON (AP) — Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are putting some of their extensive modern art collection — and a piano — up for sale.

The auction at Christie's in London will include drawings and prints by Gustav Klimt and Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso's lithograph "Le Corsage a Carreaux ("The Checkered Blouse") and Henri Matisse's "Jazz" portfolio of prints, which has an estimated price of 250,000 pounds to 350,000 pounds ($382,000 to $535,000).

Christie's said Wednesday that the top lot is British artist Ben Nicholson's painting "March 55 (Amethyst)," estimated at between 300,000 pounds and 500,000 pounds ($460,000 and $765,000).

Sting's Steinway piano also features in the Feb. 24 sale of more than 200 items from the couple's home.

They are moving to a new home in London's redeveloped Battersea Power Station.