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    Alberto Giacometti – Le Nez (this is being sold with an estimate in the region of $70 million)

    One of the most important collections of any kind ever to come to market – the Macklowe Collection – will come up at two landmark sales at Sotheby’s in New York on November 15 and in May of 2022. The 65 artworks are estimated in excess of $600 million which is the highest estimate ever placed on any collection at auction. The first sale will feature 34 works which encompass an extraordinary breadth of 20th and 21st century art, ranging in date from the 1940s to works painted less than a decade ago, and including masterworks by Alberto Giacometti, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Jeff Koons, Agnes Martin, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Brice Marden all feature. The works will be on view in London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Paris before the first sale in New York. Here is a short video on the sale:

    The collection of the spectacularly rich New York couple Harry and Linda Macklowe is being sold on the orders of a judge as part of an acrimonious divorce. After 59 years of marriage the couple, both in their ’80’s, began divorce proceedings five years ago. Harry Macklowe is one of New York’s best known property developers, his ex-wife Linda is an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a trustee of the Guggenheim Foundation.

    Franz Kline – Crosstown and Willem de Kooning – Untitled

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