So Who Really Bought the Rothko?

Wait a sec — turns out it wasn’t a bearded guy who bought the Rothko yesterday at Sotheby’s. Silly us for trusting the Times! Our compadre Vulture has the real deal: There were four bidders, and two of them were probably Russian. The winning bid came in over the phone. And the bearded guy? That was actually David Rockefeller Jr., who was watching the auction from a skybox.

Who Actually Bought the Rothko? (Hint: The ‘Times’ Was Wrong! [Vulture]