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Along with Fiancée Jennifer Lopez, A-Rod is selling Basquiat and Richard Prince Works, at Philips

Two works from the collection of Former Baseball superstar and Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez who is better known as A-Rod will be offered at Phillips. One of the works is Richard Prince’s Mustang Painting and the other work is Jean-Micheal Basquiat’s Pink Elephant with Fire Engine which will go on sale at Phillips’ evening sale of the 20th century and contemporary art on June 27. For the collectors who love baseball, it is believed to be a very appealing offer.

As Bloomberg reports, It is estimated that the Basquiat which is cartoon-inspired figures carries a £3 million to £4 million tag whereas the Prince’s painting of a vintage car, Mustang, will be up for £700,000 to £1 million. All the proceeds will be used to help the former baseball superstar build a new collection with pop star Jennifer Lopez who also happens to be his fiancée.

Giving a statement to the press regarding his decision to put up works from his collection at Phillips, Alex Rodriguez told:

“A number of gallerists and advisors pointed me in the right direction, and I have been in conversation with several artists, whose studio practice seem close to my own as an athlete,”

He also reveals that all the collection that he has is on his own and he is doing it for almost a decade now. Also, he likes the rigorous discipline of the artists he collects to the same as that of athletes.

Revealing his plans to build a new collection with Jeniffer Lopez, Rodriguez said that:

“I am starting a fresh chapter in my personal life, and after a decade of collecting on my own, I am excited to begin a new collecting journey with Jennifer, We are both committed to the arts, and will continue to be great patrons together. ”

On the type of work he likes, A-Rod reveals that “I like works that tell a story, often related to my own personal experiences. Basquiat is one of my favorite artists of all time; each painting he created reads as a diary of his day.”