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Here Now, 20 Shots From Sotheby's Bunny Mellon Auction

Eight months after Bunny Mellon, the horticulturalist and art collector known for redesigning the White House Rose Garden in the 1960s, passed away in March, Sotheby's launched a massive multi-day auction of the late tastemaker's collection of furnishings, art, jewelry, and more. Though the biggest sales in the auction, which in the end fetched $218M, were two Mark Rothko paintings and a 9.75-carat blue diamond, the event no doubt offered a much closer into the reclusive Mellon's very many homes, one of which was apparently greatly envied by close friend Jackie Kennedy. Take a look at these Instagram shots by auction guests, capturing everything from Mellon's garden statues and elaborate bird cages to her ceramics and needlepoint rugs.

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· Multi-day sales of Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon's objects go for millions. [U.S. News]
· Inside the Impeccable Homes of the Late Bunny Mellon [Curbed National]
· All Bunny Mellon coverage [Curbed National]
· All Sotheby's coverage [Curbed National]