Most valuable ever art collection sells at Sotheby’s for $922.2 million (£741.9 million)

Since 2016, billionaire real estate tycoon Harry Macklowe and his ex-wife Linda Burg have feuded in court over assets during their contentious divorce proceedings. Disagreeing on the value of their impressive art collection, the couple were ordered to sell off the coveted trove. Sotheby’s have now auctioned all 65 artworks for a staggering $922.2 million (£741.9 million) in total, making it the most valuable private collection ever sold at auction.

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Major project rediscovers artworks by forgotten female artists of Venice

The US organisation Save Venice has launched the project ‘Women Artists of Venice’, which aims to spotlight the under researched women artists of Venice. Relatively little is known about their lives in comparison to Venetian male painters, like Titian (1488/90-1576), Tintoretto (1518-1594) and Canaletto (1697-1768), who have traditionally dominated art historical scholarship.

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Giant spider sculpture poised to break records at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Arachnophobes, look away now! A rare spider sculpture by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) will headline Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Hong Kong later this month. It could become the most expensive sculpture ever sold in Asia, luring in collectors with an estimated value of HK$120 million to $150 million (£11.5 million to £15.3 million).

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