Sienna Miller's art spree
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 October 2008
Actress Sienna Miller is desperate to buy a selection of artwork by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Jonathan Yeo which is being sold at an upcoming auction
Sienna Miller is desperate to buy a selection of artwork by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Jonathan Yeo.
The 'Edge Of Love' actress is so keen to ensure she wins the special auction - which is set to take place at London's Lazarides Gallery in December and sees 16 pieces by a selection of top British artists being sold in a single lot - she has already entered a pre-sale bid.
The collection of work has been put together to accompany a new book of short fictional stories about the infamous Soho region of London, entitled 'Soho Society', by Bernie Katz - who has been dubbed the 'Prince of Soho' and manages the exclusive Groucho Club in the UK capital.
Sienna, 26, is understood to have recognised herself in one of the stories, prompting her interest in the auction.
Bernie's co-agent Caroline Wolfe said: "Bernie has written stories based on characters he has known through the years in Soho, including socialites, call girls and criminals."
Among the items in the collection are two topless sketches of women by Emin, the word 'Soho' written by Hirst and a sculpture of a male body part.
Part of the proceeds from the sale will be used to help London's homeless.
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