BUY MACKLOWE, SELL HIGH
It might not have been a picture-perfect marriage—or divorce—but
real estate moguls Harry and Linda Macklowe were once the envy of the art world, amassing a collection worth as much as $800 million during their ve decades together. Now, a er an acrimonious courtordered division of assets, 34 pieces from the Macklowe collection are headed to auction at Sotheby’s
on November 15. Among the buzziest lots: Mark Rothko’s “No. 7” (above), from 1951, and Alberto Giacome i’s 1964 sculpture “Le Nez,” both expected to fetch $70 million, as well as Andy Warhol’s 1962 “Nine Marilyns” silkscreen and a 2007 “Untitled” canvas by Cy Twombly, which could each reach $60 million. The second part of the Macklowe
collection, another 31 pieces, goes up for auction in May 2022,
and the total sale could challenge the record set by the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection, which rang up a cool
$835 million at Christie’s in 2018.