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In pictures: London's art bonanza

Works by Lichtenstein (left) and Andy Warhol (centre and right) go up for sale at Sotheby's on 21 June

Renowned auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's go head-to-head in London next week, holding art sales which are expected to fetch a total of over 400m.

Nympheas by Claude Monet

Monet's Nympheas, from his famous water lilies series, has not been seen in public since 1936. It is expected to fetch between 10-15m at Sotheby's on 19 June.

Les Arceaux de Roses, Giverny

Christie's also has a Monet up for grabs at its Impressionist and Modern Art sale on 18 June. Les Arceaux de Roses, Giverny, could bring in between 9-12m.

Francis Bacon self-portrait

Both auction houses also have Francis Bacon works up for sale. On offer at Sotheby's on 21 June, this is Bacon's only full-length self-portrait ever to be offered at auction.

Landscape with a Car

Bacon's Landscape with a Car is one of the highlights of Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale on 20 June. It could fetch between 4m and 6m.

Two Men Working in a Field

Bacon's Two Men Working in a Field is described by Christie's as one of the artist's most enigmatic works. It could fetch up to 7m.

Freud's portrait of picture editor Bruce Bernard

Lucian Freud's portrait of Bruce Bernard is expected to break the artist's record - currently 4.1m - when it goes on sale at Christie's next week.

Three Marilyns, 1962

Andy Warhol's Three Marilyns - from 1962 - could fetch up to 7m at Christie's. Another Warhol work based on the iconic film star recently sold for $28m (14m) in New York.

Lullaby Spring

A member of Damien Hirst's team puts the finishing touches to his work, Lullaby Spring, which contains over 6,000 hand-cast pills. It goes up for auction at Sotheby's on 21 June.

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