The late Paul Allen enjoyed spending the $20 billion fortune he earned as the cofounder of Microso . When he died in 2018 at 65, he had amassed enviable collection­s of superyacht­s, vintage airplanes, real estate, sports teams and rare art. This November, 150 works owned by Allen—spanning some 500 years—will come to auction at Christie’s, where they’re expected to sell for more than $1 billion. That would surpass the $922 million record set by the Macklowe Collection in May. Highlights of Allen’s masterwork­s include Jasper Johns’ “Small False Start,” which has a presale estimate of $50 million, and Cézanne’s “La Montagne Sainte-Victoire” (le ), which is expected to bring more than $100 million. Allen was a bachelor and a passionate philanthro­pist; all proceeds will go to charity.

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