Auc­tion raises more than £600 mil­lion

The Week - Junior - - Around The World -

A sale of 1,500 items be­long­ing to the Rock­e­fellers – a su­per­rich fam­ily from the US – re­cently raised a record-break­ing £614 mil­lion. A paint­ing by French artist Claude Monet called Nym­phéas en fleur sold for more than £60 mil­lion. The pro­ceeds will be do­nated to 12 char­i­ties sup­ported by Penny and David Rock­e­feller, the for­mer own­ers of the col­lec­tion.

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