Rockefeller auction fetches £476m on first night as historic art works sell for record prices

Rockefeller auction fetches £476m on first night as historic art works sell for record pricesAn auction of artwork belonging to late billionaire David Rockefeller has fetched an unprecedented $646m (£476m) on its first night. Tuesday evening’s sale smashed the $484m auction in 2009 of works collected by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Highlights of the sale at Christie’s included Young Girl with a Flower Basket, a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso, which went for $115m, the second highest price at auction for the artist.


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