Rockefeller auction nets £600m
Peggy and David Rockefeller’s lavish artworks and other treasures have set a new world record at a Christie’s auction as the priciest ever single-owner collection.
Topping £590 million, the collection went for nearly double the previous record of £357 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer Yves Saint Laurent’s estate.
The three-day live sale of the late couple’s belongings ended with a £85 million star lot – a Picasso nude portrait painting called Fillette a la corbeille fleurie which once belonged to the writer Gertrude Stein, which was estimated to be worth £74 million.
Peggy and David