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Look Inside the $1 Billion Sale of Paul Allen’s Art Collection

Works from the late Microsoft co-founder’s estate are being sold for charity.

The triptychThree Studies for Self-Portrait (1979) by Francis Bacon carries an estimate of $25 million.

The triptychThree Studies for Self-Portrait (1979) by Francis Bacon carries an estimate of $25 million.

Source: Christie’s

The details of what could be the most expensive single-owner auction in history are starting to take shape.

On Wednesday evening, Christie’s announced highlights from the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s estate, whose roughly 150 artworks are anticipated to bring in more than $1 billion. Allen died in 2018.