Paul Allen’s Art Collection Sells for Record-Breaking $1.5 Billion

The art collection of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was auctioned off earlier this month, and it shattered records. More than 150 masterpieces spanning 500 years of art history were sold for a whopping total of $1.5 billion.

Some of the most iconic works in history were included in the sale, such as Georges Seurat’s “Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version)” which sold for $149 million. Other notable paintings by Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Jasper Johns, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, David Hockney, and more were also up for grabs.

This was the biggest sale in auction history, and it’s safe to say that the late Paul Allen had quite the eye for art. His collection will be missed by many, but we’re sure that the new owners of these pieces will treasure them just as much. is a digital lifestyle publication that covers the culture of startups and technology companies in Los Angeles. It is the go-to site for people who want to keep up with what matters in Los Angeles’ tech and startups from those who know the city best.

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