Two Mark Rothko paintings sell for $76 million at Sotheby’s auction

November 11, 2014 12:33 PM

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Some people can put a price on great art. The Telegraph reports that two paintings by artist Mark Rothko were sold for more than $75 million on Monday in New York. The pieces were sold at Sotheby’s auction for post-war and contemporary art.

Both pieces were owned by Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who died in March at the age of 103. Her grandfather Jordan W. Lambert invented Listerine and her father Gerald Lambert’s company made such everyday items as Dentyne and Schick Razers. Mellon also married wealthy industrialist and philanthropist Paul ...

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