Alfred Taubman Record $500 Million Art Trove Lands at Sotheby's

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  • Auction house's former chairman is less known as a collector.
  • Highlights include paintings by Picasso, Rothko, de Kooning.

A. Alfred Taubman, who died in April at 91, was best known as the billionaire chairman of Sotheby’s who transformed the genteel auctioneer into an international powerhouse and went to prison after being convicted of fixing prices with rival Christie’s.

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