Collection of the Rockefellers was the most expensive in the history of trades
Moscow. May 12. INTERFAX.RU — a Collection of works of art and jewelry, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller, became the most expensive single-owner collection in history, exceeding the level of $800 million at auction auction house Christie’s, said Friday the Associated Press.
The previous record was exceeded by almost half: so far, the most expensive was the collection of Yves Saint Laurent, sold for $484 million in 2009.
The most expensive lot in the collection of the Rockefellers was the Picasso painting “Young girl with flower basket”, pushed under the hammer for $115 million In second place was the picture of Claude Monet’s “water Lilies” sold for $84 million
#AuctionUpdate ‘Fillette à la corbeille fleurie’ by Pablo #Picasso sells for $115,000,000.https://t.co/z3iM9gZqvJ pic.twitter.com/96laDKNiuZ
— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) 9 may 2018.
According to the statement, Christie’s, lot 893 all, make up the collection of the Rockefellers, was sold a total of over $828 million In the meeting, in addition to the paintings, included furniture, porcelain and ceramics, as well as personal belongings. The last affordable lots were sold on Friday; for a few hundred dollars could buy, for example, cuff links or money clips.