Mellon's Single-Owner Sale Shatters Expectations at Sotheby's

A high-quality mixed bag of mostly 19th- and 20th-century art from the collection of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the late and storied philanthropist and horticulturist, achieved a perfect score at Sotheby’s Monday evening, tallying a robust $158,737,250. All of the 43 lots offered sold, making it, in old-fashioned auction terminology, a