Lis­ter­ine heir’s es­tate could fetch $100 mil­lion

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Two Mark Rothko paint­ings are among the ob­jects head­ing to auc­tion from the es­tate of Rachel (Bunny) Mel­lon. Mel­lon was a noted hor­ti­cul­tur­ist, phi­lan­thropist and heir to the Lis­ter­ine for­tune. The paint­ings could fetch up­ward of $30 mil­lion and $20 mil­lion at Sotheby’s New York gal­leries on Nov. 10. The auc­tion house on Fri­day de­tailed some of the 2,000 items be­ing sold in sev­eral sales that could bring more than $100 mil­lion. Among Mel­lon’s jew­elry is a fancy vivid blue di­a­mond es­ti­mated to bring up to $15 mil­lion on Nov. 20. Fur­ni­ture and other home in­te­rior items will be of­fered Nov. 21-23. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit The Ger­ard B. Lam­bert Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports The Oak Spring Gar­den Li­brary in Up­perville, Va. Mel­lon died in March at 103. Her hus­band was phi­lan­thropist Paul Mel­lon.

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