This month, the vast art collection amassed by his grandson David Rockefeller (Pictured above) could make history of its own by selling for as much as $1 billion at when it runs at Christie’s in New York over May 8th, 9th and 10th. No other estate auction has ever crossed that mark.
David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy were consummate connoisseurs who collected masterpieces across myriad categories: 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings, English and American furniture, European porcelain, Asian art, pre-Columbian ceramics, silver, textiles, decorative art, folk art, and Native American art.
While the grandfather’s name became synonymous with capitalism, the grandson’s became synonymous with giving back. Proceeds of the massive collection will go to charity.
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