Bunny Mellon's Rothkos Top $158.7 Million Sale

November 11, 2014 8:12 AM

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Bunny Mellon's Rothkos Top $158.7 Million Sale

Detail of the 1955 painting by Mark Rothko, “Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange),” from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. It sold for nearly $36.5 million on Nov. 10, 2014.

Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as Bunny, was an ardent supporter of Mark Rothko. The iconic abstract expressionist's dark blue-purple work from 1970 sold for nearly $40 million on Monday night in a "white-glove auction" of 43 masterworks from Mellon's vast and varied collections.

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