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Paul Allen’s Seurat Painting Sells for a Record-Breaking $149 Million

The work is part of the billion-dollar auction of the late Microsoft co-founder’s art collection.

A small painting by Georges Seurat sold for $149 million on Wednesday night, setting a record for the artist at auction.

The painting is part of the sale of work from the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at Christie’s in New York. In total, the auction is expected to bring in well over $1 billion.