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Lucian Freud and Picasso works available at auction next month

Lucian Freud and Picasso works available at auction next month

February 2014 in London

Image: Sotheby's
Image: Christie's

Upcoming auctions at Christie's and Sotheby’s centred around the theme of female portraits

Lady Lambton repeatedly appeared in the works of Lucian Freud over the 25 years of his career - one of which will be exhibited at the February 14 auction at Sotheby's London. The painting Head on a green couch from 1960-1961 exposes Lady Lambton and Lord Durham. Experts estimate a price tag of 2.5-3.5 million pounds as it is named one of the artists greatest works.

Picasso story

Also coming to auction in February, but a Sotheby's rival - Christie's - is a painting by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. The painting is that of the painters wife Jacqueline Roque in entitled 'Femme au costume turc dans un fauteuil' (Woman in a Turkish costume seated in a chair), 1955, which, is estimated to fetch 15-20 million pounds. The Picasso is the centrepiece of an Impressionist and modern art evening auction taking place on February 4 in London.