Monday, 22 October, 2018

Huge prices for Picasso, Monet works at Rockefeller sale

Huge prices for Picasso, Monet works at Rockefeller sale Huge prices for Picasso, Monet works at Rockefeller sale
Lora Ball | 09 May, 2018, 13:26

David Rockefeller, that expired in 20 17, " was an American banker and former chairman and chief executive director of Chase Manhattan Corporation.

Tonight at Christie's sale of 19th- and 20th-century works from the collection of the late Peggy and David Rockefeller, Henri Matisse's Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923) went for $80.8 million, a record for a work by the artist at auction. The painting had previously belonged to the writer. Forbes estimated his luck at $3.3 billion at that time of his death.

Monet's Nympheas en fleur (Water-Lilies in Bloom) is provisionally priced in between £ 50 million and $70 million.

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Jockeying for the rights to the auction started not long after David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of oil baron John D Rockefeller, died past year at 101; Peggy Rockefeller died in 1996.

Odalisque couchee aux magnolias by Matisse, depicting a voluptuous woman with her arms folded behind her head on a green chaise lounge, sold for $71.5 million. Picasso, Gauguin, Monet and Van Gogh are among the artists featured in the collection to be auctioned by Christie's with the hauntingly lovely Girl with a Basket of Flowers by Picasso likely to go for more than $100 million and Water Lilies in Bloom by Monet priced to bring between $50 million and $70 million.

When the Stein estate came up for sale in 1968, Mr Rockefeller formed a syndicate of fellow Museum of Modern Art trustees to buy it. The artist's previous auction high was $48.8 million.

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