Pop star Madonna is selling a painting from her private collection to benefit education initiatives for girls. "Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge" (Three Women at the Red Table) by Fernand Léger is worth an estimated $5 million to $7 million and will be sold by Sotheby's, the singer announced Wednesday on her official website.
The painting, which dates from 1921, is an abstract work created in Léger's signature pseudo-Cubist style. The work is scheduled to be sold on May 7 as part of a larger Sotheby's auction in New York.
Madonna has been an avid collector of art for many years, with a special affinity for the works of Frida Kahlo.
The pop star said in a statement that she will "donate all the proceeds [from the Léger sale] to support girls' educational projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries where female education is rare or nonexistent."