The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller
If you find yourself in midtown Manhattan this week, stop by Christie’s to experience the prolific collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, on view through the weekend until auctions begin with the 19th and 20th Century Art evening sale on Tuesday, May 8th. The Rockefellers spent their lives, in part, devoted to acquiring exceptional objects, with an esteemed focus on Impressionist, American and Asian art, as well as European decorative art, and Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and European porcelain. Highlights in the category of painting include Claude Monet's Water Lilies, Henri Matisse’s 1923 Odalisque, Pablo Picasso’s Young Girl with a Flower Basket, and a three-panel work by Joan Miro. With masterworks as well by Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Gauguin, Eugène Delacroix, and 18th century furniture, ceramics and pristine dining sets, this historic family’s many treasures are feasts for the eyes and should not be missed.