The largest philanthropist of the last century, David Rockefeller, the grandson and heir of the first US dollar billionaire John Rockefeller, the eldest, died in the spring of 2017 at the age of 101. David actively collected works of impressionists and modernists, bought European furniture, Asian art and antiques. This all is going for sale now and the raise will be contributed to philanthropy.
Take a look at some of the wonderful pieces of David Rockefeller’s collection in the video below.
From 7th to 11th of May, at Rockefeller Center in New York at Christie’s auction will be total of 1500 lots of personal property of several generation one of the richest families in the world.
In the auction hall will be sold 900 lots and 600 more lots online. The total valuation of the collection is $500 million. The minimum estimate on Internet auctions is $200.
The collection includes works by Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Signac, Gauguin, O’Keeffe, Hopper. If you like to see for yourself or buy anything you can do that here.
Check out some of the beautiful pieces on the special Instagram account for the auction. We pick the Diego Rivera painting. What is your favorite?
Christie’s has welcomed more than 75,000 visitors from around the world to date in celebration of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.⠀ .⠀ Visit our website to experience this landmark philanthropic sale by exploring the virtual tour of the exhibition. The 3D tour invites you to admire the historic Collection, which is replete with masterpieces by artists including Matisse, Picasso and Hopper, as well as porcelain services, decorative arts, furniture, ceramics and other pieces that were collected and loved by generations of the Rockefeller family.⠀ .⠀ Reservations in New York are now fully subscribed. We continue to welcome clients with existing reservations or priority access passes.⠀ .⠀ #ChristiesRockefeller #RockefellerPhilanthropy #TheArtofGiving #GivingWhileLiving #VirtualTour #3D @ChristiesInc ⠀
‘Sailing’, by Alfred Thompson Bricher will be sold in the upcoming sale of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.⠀ . ⠀ Bricher was one of the last painters of the Hudson River School, a group of New York City-based artists who were inspired by British landscape painter, Thomas Cole’s, style of idealized naturalism.⠀ .⠀ The Hudson River School was active from roughly 1825 to the turn of the century, at which point the preferred artistic reference point turned from England to the European continent.⠀ .⠀ This work was painted along the New England shores, which were Bricher’s favorite places to sketch in the summer.⠀ . ⠀ Bricher loved the sea, and in the 1890s he purchased a home close to the ocean in the New Dorp, Staten Island, where he admired the Atlantic Ocean and Raritan Bay. ⠀ .⠀ Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837 -1908), ‘Sailing’, oil on canvas. ⠀ .⠀ #ChristiesRockefeller #RockefellerPhilanthropy #TheArtofGiving #GivingWhileLiving #Painting #RockefellerBoats #HudsonRiverSchool #England #Europe #Landscape #洛克菲勒 @ChristiesInc⠀
This Italian Silver Inkstand from The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller is available in the online-only auction that is taking place from May 1–11. ⠀ .⠀ The blue glass bottles are beautifully etched with flowers. This inkstand was a wedding gift to Peggy and David.⠀ .⠀ An Italian Silver Inkstand, glass and silver, ca. 1820.⠀ .⠀ #ChristiesRockefeller #RockefellerPhilanthropy #TheArtofGiving #GivingWhileLiving #PeggyandDavidRockefeller #TheCollection #ItalianSilver #Inkstand #洛克菲勒 @ChristiesInc⠀⠀
Happy Cinco de Mayo! This annual day of celebration commemorates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon III’s French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.⠀ . ⠀ Some beautiful objects in The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller were created by Mexican artists or were inspired by Mexican culture.⠀ .⠀ ‘The Rivals’ by Diego Rivera was commissioned in 1931 by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, a trustee and co-founder of @themuseumofmodernart . The work was painted aboard the steamship, SS Morro Castle, which Rivera took to New York from Mexico to attend his solo exhibition at MoMA. The painting commemorates the traditional Oaxacan celebration of ‘Las Velas’ each May. Abby gifted this work to her son David and his new bride Peggy in 1941.⠀ .⠀ American artist, Milton Avery, painted ‘Woman with Rebozo’ in 1947 after traveling to Mexico with his family the year prior. The work is named for the Rebozo shawl depicted in the painting. Robert Hobbs writes, “In Mexico he found the saturated local colors of folk art, flowers, native clothing, and markets completely in tune with the direction he had been taking.”⠀ .⠀ A Mexican Silver Ice Pail, created by TANE, a Mexican producer of exceptional silver objects, will be sold in the upcoming sale. The vessel, depicting a monkey, was presented to David Rockefeller on his 80th birthday. ⠀ .⠀ Interestingly, David Rockefeller, an avid entomologist, discovered a rare high-altitude Mexican scarab that was named Diplotaxis rockefelleri in his honor. ⠀ .⠀ For more Mexican and Mexican-inspired pieces, please visit our online sale of the Collection, which is taking place until May 11.⠀ .⠀ Diego Rivera (1886-1957), ‘The Rivals’, 1931, oil on canvas.⠀ .⠀ Milton Avery (1885-1965), ‘Woman with Rebozo’, 1947, oil on canvas.⠀ .⠀ A Mexican Silver Ice Pale, Mark of Tane, Mexico City, ca. 1995, weighable silver.⠀ .⠀ #ChristiesRockefeller #RockefellerPhilanthropy #TheArtofGiving #GivingWhileLiving #cincodemayo #Mexico #Oaxaca #Rebozo #Rivera #Avery #celebrate #TANE #Silver #Monkey #洛克菲勒 @christiesinc
In the late spring of 1905, Matisse first visited the small fishing village of Collioure on the French coast. He executed this painting while he was visiting the town. ⠀ .⠀ In the early-1960s, Peggy and David were eager to acquire additional Fauve paintings. In 1962, their attention was brought to Matisse’s visually appealing landscape, and they were instantly delighted with this painting. ⠀ .⠀ This work will be available in the upcoming sale of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. ⠀ .⠀ Henri Matisse (1869-1954), ‘Paysage de Collioure’, oil on canvas.⠀ .⠀ #ChristiesRockefeller #RockefellerPhilanthropy #TheArtofGiving #GivingWhileLiving #Matisse #Cezanne #France #Fauve #Painting #洛克菲勒 @christiesinc