Rockefeller art collection breaks 22 world records

The total came to $832m and included works by old masters including Monet, Matisse and Picasso

The final tally that ended Friday’s sale in New York is about twice the previous record of $484m from a 2009 Paris sale of designer Yves Saint Laurent’s estate.

Christie’s bolstered the auction by guaranteeing the whole Rockefeller collection, not disclosing the minimum price at which a work would have to sell or buyers’ names.

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