This month items from the estate of Mrs. Paul Mellon will go up for auction in various sales at Sotheby's. Rachel Mellon, also known as Bunny, passed away in March this year, leaving behind an extensive art collection, jewelry and an assortment of outstanding furniture and design pieces. The auctions include over 2,000 lots from the Mellon estate, collected over the course of a lifetime from different corners of the world.

The first items were auctioned off this week in their Masterworks auction, which included 43 lots from the Mellon estate.

The lots included two important paintings by Mark Rothko which sold for $39,925,000 and $ 36,565,000. The lots also included works by René Magritte, Édouard Manet and Georgia O'Keeffe.

MARK ROTHKO. UNTITLED, 1970. Estimate $15,000,000 — $20,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's MARK ROTHKO. UNTITLED, 1970. Estimate $15,000,000 — $20,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's

MARK ROTHKO. UNTITLED (YELLOW, ORANGE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE), 1955. Estimate $20,000,000 — $30,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's MARK ROTHKO. UNTITLED (YELLOW, ORANGE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE), 1955. Estimate $20,000,000 — $30,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's

WHITE BARN (WHITE BARN, NO. 1-CANADA; BARN NO. 2; WHITE BARN CANADA #1; WHITE BARN NO. III), 1932. Estimate $1,500,000 — $2,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's WHITE BARN (WHITE BARN, NO. 1-CANADA; BARN NO. 2; WHITE BARN CANADA #1; WHITE BARN NO. III), 1932. Estimate $1,500,000 — $2,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's

 

100% of the lots sold at the auction, also known as a white glove sale, which is a rare feat. If this auction is any indication of how the next Mellon estate auctions will go, Sotheby's can expect November to end on a very lucrative note.

The next auction, Jewels & Objects of Vertu, is set for November 20 followed by Interiors on November 21 – 23.

Browse all of Sotheby's auctions here!

 

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