Madonna sells Fernand Léger painting to raise money for girls' education. Sotheby's announces auction of Cubist work to support projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Leger's Trois Femmes a la Table Rouge hung in the bedroom of Madonna's Central Park West apartment. She bought the painting at Sotheby's in 1990 for $3.4 million. She hopes it is worth $5 million to $7 million — or more — now. She is selling it to benefit girls' education projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.