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Lauren Bacall's collection of Moore and Picasso to be auctioned in New York
Publish Date : 2014-10-16,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 6
Film legend Lauren Bacall's art, jewelry and furniture will be auctioned at Bonhams auction house in New York.
Hundreds of items from her three homes will be sold by Ms Bacall's estate - expected to bring in $3 million - following her death in August in New York City at the age of 89.
Two Henry Moore sculptures from her extensive art collection will go under the hammer in November, followed by six more in March; as well as artworks from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder.
Ms Bacall was a big fan of Mr Moore's work in particular, and his sculptures - as well as the rest of the many artworks - once decorated her homes in Los Angeles, Amagansett, Long Island, and the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan.
Ms Bacall had a large collection of African Art, an interest that developed while former husband Humphrey Bogart was filming The African Queen.1
The first item in Ms Bacall's will - filed in a rush order at Manhattan Surrogate's Court in August, according to Page Six - left $10,000 to her son, Sam Robards, to take care of her beloved spaniel, Sophie.
Her wealth - built up from a lifetime of lucrative films and her marriage to screen legend Humphrey Bogart - will be shared evenly among New York-based Mr Robards and his half-siblings Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
A sum of $15,000 was left to Isla Hernandez, who worked as the former model's maid for the last 14 years.
'It's wonderful - I never thought she would do something for me,' Ms Hernandez, a Honduran immigrant, told The New York Post.
The 700-lot collection includes prints by David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and James Audubon, modern and contemporary art that Bacall bought at galleries in the United States and Europe, as well as furniture, jewelry and tribal works of art.
During her long career Bacall appeared in more than 30 films. She also won two Tonys for the Broadway musicals "Applause" in 1970 and for "Woman of the Year" in 1981 and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2009. ?Daily Mail

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