A group of 65 works of art with a total value of $922 million and amassed over the past half century by New York real estate developer Harry Macklowe and his ex-wife, Linda Macklowe, can now claim the rights. bragged to be the most expensive collection ever sold in auction history.
Colorful, powerhouse murals by middle-aged masters like Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly won a pair of evening sales at Sotheby’s in New York: the initial sale, worth $676 million dollars held in November and followed by $246 million on Monday. The second and final wave was led by a moody, chestnut-titled $48 million Rothko from 1960.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/macklowe-auctions-total-922-million-collection-surpasses-rockefeller-estate-as-priciest-ever-sold-11652750802?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f Macklowe Auctions Total $922 Million, Collection Surpasses Rockefeller Estate as Priciest Ever Sold