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Macklowe art collection brings in $676 million at New York auction

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New York (AFP) – An auction at Sotheby’s in New York of the Macklowe modern and contemporary art collection brought in $676 million on its first night Monday, including a painting by Mark Rothko that went for more than $80 million, putting it on track to set a new record.  Billed as the highlight of the 2021 Fall season in one of the world’s auction capitals, the sale lasted more than two hours, during which all 35 pieces were sold, four of them for more than $50 million.  Between 200 and 300 people were allowed to attend the sale at Sotheby’s headquarters, after several virtual seasons owing …

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