– Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller in the spring of 2018 will auction Christie’s, all proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization, reported “Interfax” on Tuesday in a press-service of the auction house.
“Auction house Christie’s announced that some top lots of the auction devoted to the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, will be shown for the first time in Hong Kong starting on 24 November 2017, thereby opening the world’s pre-auction tour. The meeting will be offered for sale in the auction halls of Christie’s in the building new York’s Rockefeller center in the spring of 2018. This auction promises to be the biggest event in auction history, while all proceeds will be in support of 10 charitable organizations”, – told “Interfax” the press-service.
Among the top lots of the collection is the work of Pablo Picasso “Young girl with basket of flowers”, referring to the “pink period” of the artist. It comes from the collection of Gertrude Stein and is estimated at $ 70 million.
According to experts, Dating from 1923, the work of Henri Matisse’s “Reclining odalisque with magnolias” has all chances to set a new record price for the artist. Estimated value of the lot – about $ 50 million. Written in nice in 1923, the painting is the most outstanding work of the artist from all that was put on sale recently.
Approximately $ 35 million estimated “water Lilies” by Claude Monet, the creation of which the masters inspired his beloved garden in Giverny.
Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, formed throughout the life of the spouses, including work, including that obtained by inheritance, consists of several parts. They are masterpieces of impressionism, modernism, postwar and contemporary art, vivid examples of American painting, outstanding items of European and English furniture, European ceramics and Chinese export porcelain, silverware and much more.
According to the will of the Rockefeller Foundation, proceeds from the auction will go to benefit charitable organizations working in the field of culture, education, health services and care for the environment.
At the moment the most expensive private collection in auction history is the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre bergé, which was sold at the Paris auction Christie’s in 2009, which attracted more than $ 400 million.
The world’s pre-tour will include the exhibition in Hong Kong from 24 to 27 November, and then in the spring of 2018 in London, Los Angeles, new York.