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The collection includes paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein, John Baldessari, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Serra, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerhard Richter, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Man in the Ark,” and Franz Kline, among others.
Last year, David and Monika Koch collected the second-largest private art collection in U.S. history, and its sale to collectors includes 880 pieces from this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach and the high-end auction house Christie’s.
It was valued at over $2 billion last year, and included 300 works that have never been exhibited.
The couple, who’ve led their personal art collection for 25 years, now plan to spend more time with their 10 children.
“We’re looking forward to spending more time with our children and grandchildren in a way that will change,” David Koch told Forbes.
The last man and wife to complete an auction sale of that size was a pair of New York collector Stanley and Lily Sheldon. A mix of 80 works were raised by them for the Whitney Museum in 1994, after their 1981 divorce.