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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Masterworks by Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin Are Among the Treasures From Paul Allen’s $1 Billion Art Collection

Paul AllenMicrosoft co-founder Paul Allen left behind a $1 billion art collection when he passed. Several pieces from his collection are headed to auction at Christie’s New York, which will take place on November 9-10, 2022.

At least three of the works are French Post-Impressionist paintings, worth an estimated value of $100 million+ each. Amongst these are Paul Cezanne’s La montagne Sainte-Victoire and Vincent Van Gogh’s Verger avec cyprès and George Seuart’s Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version).

The Paul G. Allen Collection is one of the most valuable collections ever to be offered at auction and has a wide range of masterpieces. According to the Vice Chairmen of Christie’s Americas, "I can’t think of another collection that compares." The collection will be on exhibition in October, with stops in Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, London, Pairs and New York.

For more information see  Fang Block “Masterworks by Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin Are Among the Treasures From Paul Allen’s $1 Billion Art Collection," Barrons PENTA, September 23, 2022.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

 

 

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