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    CHRISTIE’S TO SELL 150 ARTWORKS FROM JEFFREY ARCHER’S COLLECTION

    Monday, March 28th, 2011

    Christie’s is to sell around 150 works from the collection of Jeffrey Archer in London in June.  The colourful former chairman of the Conservative Party  spent five years in the House of Commons, 19 in the House of Lords and  two at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.  His years in jail spawned three best selling Prison Diaries.

    Lord Archer will conduct a charity sale at Christie’s, King St., on June 27.  One of the highlights is the senior timekeeper’s stopwatch that recorded Roger Bannister’s first four minute mile at Iffley Road in May, 1954.

    On June 28 the art collection, expected to realise around £5 million, will be sold.  It includes La Seine près de Vétheuil, temps orageux, 1878, by Monet  (£800,000 to £1,200,000); L’Eternelle Idole (Grande Modèle) by Auguste Rodin (£300,000 to £500,000); Marilyn (Feldman & Schellmann II.24) by Andy Warhol  (£100,000 to £150,000) and Rue de la Boucherie with St Jacques by Walter Richard Sickert (£50,000 to £80,000).

    Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller charts around the world, with sales of over 250 million copies.  He is published in 97 countries and 33 languages.  He currently spends much of his time as an amateur auctioneer and conducts around 30 charity auctions each year.