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Elizabeth Taylor art collection up for London auction in Feb

Actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown in costume for her character in the 1957 film 'Raintree County.' (AP)

January 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Elizabeth Taylor's art collection goes up for auction in London next month.

Christie's auction house says 38 works belonging to the late actress will be included in Impressionist and modern sales on Feb. 7 and 8.

It includes a Vincent van Gogh painting, estimated to be worth $7.6 million to $11 million. Taylor's father, a London art dealer, bought the painting for her in 1963 for just over $250,000.

Taylor died last March at 79 years old. A recent auction of her jewelry, clothes, and movie memorabilia brought in $156 million- with one buyer paying $8.8 million for a 33.19-carat diamond ring given to the screen goddess by Richard Burton, the actor she married twice.

The works will be on display at Christie's London showroom Feb. 2-7. Proceeds from the art sale will go to the Elizabeth Taylor Trust, which manages her estate.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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