Like many "empty nester" couples who buy new homes, Sting and Trudy Styler are selling off some items. In this case, very pricey ones.
They plan to auction more than 200 art objects and other possessions. Works by such masters as Matisse, Picasso and Gustav Klimt will go up for bids in February via Christie's in London. Along with the paintings, they will sell Sting's Steinway piano.
Christie's executive Andy Waters says the rock icon's Queen Anne's Gate home had "effortlessly combined luxury, rarity and color. Each work of art was carefully chosen, and the resulting collection is a testament to Sting and Trudie Styler's informed eye for art and design.
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