The Macklowe Collection at Sotheby’s Breaks Record, Becomes Most Valuable Collection Ever Sold at Auction

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Macklowe Collection at Sotheby’s Breaks Record, Becomes Most Valuable Collection Ever Sold at Auction

The highly anticipated return of The Macklowe Collection realized US$246.1 million, for a total of $922.2 million across two auctions — making it the the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.

The highly anticipated return of The Macklowe Collection realized US$246.1 million, for a total of $922.2 million across two auctions — making it the the most valuable collection ever sold at auction. The evening’s highlights included Mark Rothko’s Untitled, which sold for $48 million, Gerhard Richter’s Seestück (Seascape), which realized $30.2 million, Andy Warhol’s Self Portrait, which achieved $18.7 million, and Willem de Kooning’s Untitled, which sold for $17.8 million.

The Macklowe Collection is an exemplary vision of connoisseurship: a peerless collection of rare and iconic masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries. The result of decades of inquiry and pursuit, the Collection is driven by an innate understanding of quality and the patience to pursue the very best from each artist, creating a collection of unparalleled importance.  

Expanding upon the selection of works presented in the landmark Macklowe Collection auction in November 2021, the 30 works in the May 2022 sale of The Macklowe Collection delve deeper in an exploration of the careers and practice of such artists as Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Sigmar Polke, Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin, Jeff Koons, and Andy Warhol, while simultaneously tracing new narratives through singular works by Jean Dubuffet, Roy Lichtenstein, and Donald Judd. United by their art historical significance and unique in their exceptional quality, this selection of artworks together reveals the extraordinary authority and vision that defines The Macklowe Collection.

 

Telegram Channel

ArtDependence is now also available on the messaging platform Telegram. Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.

Subscribing to the ArtDependence Channel allows you to easily stay up to date with the latest ArtDependence news.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Image of the Day

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Search

About ArtDependence

ArtDependence Magazine is an international magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art.

ArtDependence features the latest art news, highlighting interviews with today’s most influential artists, galleries, curators, collectors, fair directors and individuals at the axis of the arts.

The magazine also covers series of articles and reviews on critical art events, new publications and other foremost happenings in the art world.

If you would like to submit events or editorial content to ArtDependence Magazine, please feel free to reach the magazine via the contact page.