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3 art works from Liz Taylor collection snag $21.8M

LONDON (AP) -- Christie's says three top works from the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's art collection have sold at auction in London for nearly 14 million pounds ($22 million).

The auctioneer said Tuesday that Van Gogh's "Vue de l'asile de la Chapelle de Remy," which had hung in the living room of Taylor's Bel Air home, fetched more than 10 million pounds (nearly $16 million). A self-portrait by Edgar Degas and a landscape by Claude Pissarro also sold.

Marc Porter, chairman of Christie's Americas, called the works the "crown jewel" of the showbiz legend's collection.

The screen and stage icon died in March at age 79.

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