Art lovers could pick up a bargain when Charles Saatchi sells off part of his multi-million-pound art collection at auction – without putting any reserve prices on the work.
Fifty lots, including a four-poster bed by Tracey Emin, will be sold at Christie’s Thinking Big sale in London in October.
Saatchi and TV chef Nigella Lawson were granted a decree nisi – the first legal step to ending their ten-year marriage – at the High Court earlier this week.
Saatchi, 70, and Lawson, 53, now have to wait for a decree nisi absolute to end their marriage.
Philippa Adams, senior director of the Saatchi Gallery, said the sale has “absolutely nothing to do with the divorce”. She added: “We have been working on this for a long time.”
Christie’s head of post-war and contemporary art, europe, Francis Outred, said the sale had been planned for a year.
He said: “The artists come from five different continents.”