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The first of two auctions to unload the art collection of New York real estate tycoon Harry McLove and his ex-wife Linda raised $676 million on Monday evening, setting the 65-piece trove the record for the most expensive art collection ever built. Kept on track to break. At auction after the second half hit the block in May.

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Of the initial 35 pieces sold on Tuesday, the most expensive was a “no.” 7, “A color painting by Mark Rothko that sold $82.5 million, ns second highest price Sometimes a work is paid for by an artist at auction.

,Nose,A particularly creepy human-like sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, sold for $78.4 million, while Jackson Pollock’s “No. 17, 1951, sold for $61.2 million, becoming the artist’s most expensive work at auction, more than twice his estimate.

Too many cy twombly Canvas with bright red peonies, never before auctioned, realized $58.9 million plus other pieces Andy Warhol And Jeff Koons Also sold in lakhs.

Sotheby’s estimates the 65-piece collection could collectively net more than $600 million, which the auction house has said is the highest estimate ever made on any single collection.

The record for the most expensive art collection ever sold at auction is held by the late banker David Rockefeller, whose art collection was sold $832 million It was then estimated to receive only $500 million.

The second part of McLove’s troop will go up for auction in May 2021.

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