A feisty number and contrasting depictions of the female form

Best-selling author Jackie Collins’s private collection includes work by English artist Beryl Cooke and Art Deco maestro Josef Lorenzl

7th May, 2017
The Big Deal by Pamela Jane Crook ($3,000-$4,000)

Two minutes into the Jackie Collins catalogue, it’s clear that the lifestyles of the feisty heroines in her 32 best-selling novels are merely an echo of how the lady herself lived.

Art was the trigger for many purchases made by Collins, who died in September 2015. Unable to afford David Hockney’s iconic painting, A Bigger Splash, she settled for the next best thing. She bought a plot in Beverly Hills, built a house with...

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