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Paul Allen's $1 Billion of Art Up for Auction in Possible Record

The late Microsoft co-founder was a prolific collector. All the sale proceeds will go to charity.

The estate of the late Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen is set to auction more than 150 artworks worth an estimated $1 billion at Christie’s New York this November.

That would make it the most expensive public single-collection sale in history, besting a record set just a few months ago, when property from the divorced couple Harry and Linda Macklowe achieved a collective $922 million over the course of multiple auctions at Sotheby’s.