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‘Divorce auction’ in New York, works for 676 million

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(ANSA) – ROME, NOVEMBER 16 – Thirty-five paintings and sculptures, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, were auctioned in New York for 676 million dollars. The BBC reports The works belonged to Linda and Henry Macklowe, ex husband and wife to whom the judge ordered to sell their prestigious collection and divide the proceeds in half.

Among the most precious pieces ‘No 7’, by Mark Rothko, which was sold for 82.5 million dollars, the second highest price for a work by the artist. It’s unclear who managed to grab it, but according to Reuters news agency, there was a bitter battle between Asian customer representatives. Pollock’s ‘Number 17, 1951’ grossed $ 61.2 million. Warhol’s ‘Nine Marilyn’s’ screenprint, made shortly after the actress’s death, sold for $ 48.5 million.

The collection, which had an estimated value of 400 million dollars, did not end there. Another 35 works will be auctioned next year. Art dealer Andrew Fabricant told the New York Times that Linda was the main collector of art. “Every single work here is unique and special,” he said. The Macklowes divorced in 2018 after 59 years of marriage. They could not find an agreement and so the judge entrusted the management of the precious collection to an administrator. (HANDLE).

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