Alan Dershowitz to Sell Art Collection, Ken Griffin Pays $500M for Pollock—and More

O.J. Simpson defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (standing) pictured during the famous murder trial.

O.J. Simpson defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (standing) pictured during the famous murder trial. (Photo: Poo/AFP/Getty Images)

Works from the Judaica collection of famed American lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz—he worked on the defense team for the O.J. Simpson trial—are headed to auction. Mr. Dershowitz isn’t selling the entire collection, only select pieces, which include paintings, menorahs, Kiddush cups and more. The works will be sold at Greenstein & Co. auction house in Cedarhurst, New York.

In perhaps one of the largest private art sales to date, Chicago billionaire and hedge fund founder Ken Griffin has bought two paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock for $500 million.

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Alan Dershowitz to Sell Art Collection, Ken Griffin Pays $500M for Pollock—and More