Rock­e­feller auc­tion nets £600m

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

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

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