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There are collectors then there are collectors. The Herculean art collection of A. Alfred Taubman (‘collector, businessman and philanthropist’ – Sotheby’s) is on sale in a four part series, starting off with last week’s record breaking auction. On the American art scene Mr Taubman was known to be prophetic with his selection of artists and select Works, from Modigliani to Schiele – his taste, adoration, and eye for art resulted in a wonderfully rich and inimitable collection.

Read more about highlights from the first sale, the story behind the collector and upcoming sales.