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Paul G. Allen’s $1 billion art collection to be auctioned in New York

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Upper Manhattan seen from the Empire State Building observatory in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The Paul G. Allen Art Collection will be auctioned at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 9 and 10.

Upper Manhattan seen from the Empire State Building observatory in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The Paul G. Allen Art Collection will be auctioned at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 9 and 10.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s $1 billion art collection will be auctioned in New York.

A collection of over 150 pieces, “Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection”, set for auction on November 9-10 at Christie’s in New York at Rockefeller Center.

The collection is “set to be the largest and most exclusive art auction in history.”

Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates and is known for his philanthropy. He gave over $2 billion before passing away in 2018 at the age of 65, according to Forbes.

In 2018, his net worth was $20.3 billion.

His estate’s collection will be on display at Rockefeller Center from October 29 to November 9, with all proceeds from the auction going to charity.

The auction features works by Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Calder, Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Cézanne.

Helena Wegner is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter covering Washington state and the western region. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in journalism. She is in Phoenix.

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