Mark Rothko

Taubman artwork loaned to DIA among pieces up for auction

Works loaned to the Detroit Institute of Arts by developer A. Alfred Taubman will be among pieces in his collection to be auctioned off in the coming months. Seven paintings, including five displayed in the first European Old Masters gallery in the A. Alfred Taubman Wing, are among the artwork that will be removed from the museum, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Taubman, who developed shopping malls, died in April. He had a long history of donating to philanthropic causes and was a Detroit Institute of Arts board member and former chair of Sotheby's auction house. Sotheby's said a few days ago that it plans to sell Taubman's collection in a series...