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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Teenager Nyla Hayes makes nearly $7 million selling her NFTs of prominent women

A thirteen-year-old has made nearly $7 million by selling NFTs of her illustrations of women which are designed to incorporate the designer’s trademark long necks. Hayes’ drawings include a number of famous women, both historical and living, such as Michelle Obama, Virginia Woolf, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg and Frida Kahlo. Hayes has said that the trademark long neck was inspired by her love as a child of brontosaurus dinosaurs.

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