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AP Exclusive: Art owned by TS Eliot’s wife on sale

May 30, 2013 • Entertainment


This is an undated image made available Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Christie’s London of poet T.S. Eliot and his wife Valerie Eliot. A multimillion-dollar trove of works by artists including J.M.W. Turner, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Winston Churchill that were owned by poet T.S. Eliot’s widow will be sold in London later this year, Christie’s auction house announced Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Christie’s Images Limited) ONE TIME USE ONLY, NO ARCHIVE, NO SALES

LONDON (AP) — It’s the collection that “Cats” built.

A multimillion-dollar trove of works by artists including J.M.W. Turner, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Winston Churchill that were owned by poet T.S. Eliot’s widow will be sold in London later this year, Christie’s auction house announced Friday.

Valerie Eliot, who died in November aged 86, bought the artworks with royalties from the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Login to read more

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