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New record in New York with the sale of the Macklowe collection for 922 million dollars PHOTO


Sotheby’s, which has moved from London to New York in 2019 and belongs to Franco-Israeli telecommunications tycoon Patrick Drahi since 2019, dominated the fall season in November, totaling $ 676.1 million in a single night, with only the first batch of 35 works from this Macklowe collection.

On Monday night, the other 30 pieces of Macklowe were sold in 90 minutes for 246.1 million dollars.

With “a total of $ 922.2 million,” it is “the most expensive collection ever sold at auction,” according to Sotheby’s.

The collection was put up for sale in two lots following the divorce of Harry Macklowe, a real estate mogul, and Linda Burg, an honorary administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York.

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Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” painting was sold for $ 48 million, Gerhard Richter’s “Seestück” for $ 30.2 million, and Andy Warhol’s “Self Portrait”, which sold for $ 48 million. $ 18.7 million, according to Sotheby’s.