New York developer Harry Macklowe and his estranged wife, Linda, were ordered by a divorce judge to split their $2 billion fortune, which means selling “an internationally renowned collection” of modern art from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager in Manhattan ruled Thursday that the Macklowe art trove amassed during 59 years of marriage should be sold and the profits shared. In a sign of the acrimony that fueled a prolonged legal dispute, the couple couldn’t agree on what the collection was worth — Harry’s expert said $788 million, while Linda’s said $625 million.
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Billionaire’s Divorce Ruling Sparks $700 Million Art Sale