Fine Arts

Art masterpieces collected by Paul G Allen come to Christies

Visionary collection of the co-founder of Microsoft features exceptional works from artists like Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh and Freud

Paul Gauguin’s Maternité II: estimate believed to be in the region of $90 million

On Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, Christie’s New York will bring almost 200 masterpieces from the collection of late philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G Allen.

The blockbuster sale is unique for several reasons; the majority of works are of truly exceptional quality and by some of the greatest artists of all time. The works span 500 years of art history and, according to the auctioneers, is a “comprehensive study of the ...