The blue chip art collection of billionaire mega developerHarry and his ex-wife Linda Macklowe received a total of $922 million in sales, making it the most valuable private collection ever sold at auction.
As part of the bitter divorce, Sothebys sold the collection in two parts.
The first sale in May saw a modest $676 million increase. This week, a second auction received $246.1 million, with a total of $48 million Rothko and a $18.7 million Warhol.
The vast amount of money earned it the most valuable one-owner auction ever done, beating out the $835.1 million raised by the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection at Christies in 2018.
In 2019, a judge ruled that former couples Harry and Linda who were unable to agree on the collections value had to sell it off and split the proceeds equally.
Propositions of Picasso, Cy Twombly,Willem de Kooning,Alberto Giacometti,Gerhard Richter, andAgnes Martin have all been awarded honorary awards.
Linda, a trustee of the Guggenheim Foundation, filed for divorce in 2016, after Harry left her for Patricia Landeau. The couple, who married for nearly 60 years, went through a dispute with Harry marrying Landeau in 2019.
He even threw enormous bills of their happy faces on one of his luxury Park Avenue structures in a digforth for theages to announce the nuptials.
Along with the technique, Harry and Linda fought for a waterfront Hamptons property and apartments covering an entire floor at 432 Park Ave. The divorce settlement was never made public.
Apples glass cube on Fifth Avenue are among Harry''s top attractions.