NEW YORK - Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. 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.

Auction highlights included Willem de Koonings' "Untitled XVII," ( sold for $9.7 million) and Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Furious Man," ($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."

-Associated Press