Inside nasty Macklowe divorce that led to Sotheby’s biggest auction ever

Inside nasty Macklowe divorce that led to Sotheby’s biggest auction ever


It was a divorce for the history books.

The split of real-estate billionaire Harry Macklowe and his ex-wife Linda led to the richest night of art sales in Sotheby’s history on Monday, in a court-ordered auction to divide their assets.

When the final hammer came down, 35 lots of the embattled couple’s blue chip art, acquired over some 50 years, sold for $676 million.

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But the Macklowes, who were married for 57 years, did not exactly celebrate in tandem. An insider told Page Six that Linda Macklowe (who is said to have had the real eye for art) was ensconced in a skybox at the auction, while Harry “worked the floor like a pro . . . He was having the time of

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