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This undated file photo provided by Sotheby’s New York shows a Navajo man's wearing blanket from the collection of Andy Williams. Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction on Wednesday May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File) Copyright 2012, The Associated Press

1st day of 2-day Andy Williams auction brings $46M

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1st day of 2-day Andy Williams auction brings $46M
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NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction.

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The works sold on Wednesday, the first of a two-day sale at Christie's.

The late singer's taste ranged from contemporary, impressionist and modern to Latin American and 20th-century decorative art and design.

He collected over a 60-year period. The works were displayed at his California and Missouri homes, as well as his Moon River Theater in Branson, Mo.

Auction highlights included Willem de Koonings' "Untitled XVII," which fetched $9.7 million and Jean-Michel Basquiat's (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-ahts) "Furious Man, which realized $5.7 million.

Williams died last year at 84.

The baritone was known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal and easy-listening hits including the theme to the Oscar-winning tearjerker "Love Story."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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