Sotheby auctions off artworks for $676 million after Macklowe divorce
18 November 2021 | 1:57 pm
A painting by Mark Rothko sold for $82.5 million (€72.6 million) making it the most expensive item of the evening. The collection was previously owned by real estate mogul Harry Macklowe and his former wife Linda.
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