Christie \u0026 s sells Rockefellers Picasso

World November 21, 2017 07:12

new york - Auction house Christie \u0026 # x27; s the estate of David and Peggy Rockefeller next spring in New York under the hammer. For sale come a Picasso, a Matisse and a Monet, according to a spokeswoman against the ANP. The proceeds are for ten good causes.

From Claude Monet comes Nymphéas and fleur (Water lilies in bloom) under the hammer, from Henri Matisse Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (Odalisk or woman lying between magnolias) and from Pablo Picasso Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (Girl with a basket of flowers). For the Picasso alone, some 70 million dollars are expected, for the Matisse about 50 million and for the Monet about 35 million.

The auction also includes works by Seurat, Gris, Signac, Manet, Gauguin, Corot, O'Keeffe and Hopper and, for example, a Sèvres service that was once made to order by Napoleon. Part of the collection, consisting of around 2,000 pieces in its entirety, first makes a tour of varying composition along Hong Kong (from November 24), London and Los Angeles.

Peggy Rockefeller-McGrath died in 1996, David followed her in March of this year, 101 years old. He was the youngest and last living grandson of John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), the first billionaire of the United States and founder of Standard Oil. David led the JP Morgan Chase Bank.

The socially involved David and Peggy let others generously communicate their wealth and David wanted to do that posthumously, which according to Christie's leads to the largest philanthropic auction ever. He did not have a love for art either: his mother Abby stood at the cradle of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The pieces to be auctioned were not only collected by David and Peggy, but also inherited from his parents. David would have said that he hoped that the works of art would give other people the same pleasure as they did to him and his wife.

People with a small wallet are also thought: there are also items that are used at 200 dollars.

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