Employees pose with “Odalisque couchee aux magnolias,” 1923 by Henri Matisse at Christie’s in London, Feb. 20, 2018.
The Rockefeller sale may have set a completely new record for records.
The sale of the Peggy in addition to David Rockefeller Collection at Christie’s, which wrapped up Friday night, reached a total of $832.6 million. the idea is actually currently officially the largest auction of an individual collection ever.
in addition to there were 22 records set during the auction for certain artists or items, including completely new auction highs for Monet (a water lilies painting in which went for $84.7 million) in addition to Matisse (“Odalisque Couchee aux Magnolias” went for $80.7 million).
The sales total blew past the estimate of $500 million, as bidders coming from 53 countries vied for a piece of Rockefeller family history. Some of the pieces sold for 10 times or even 100 times their estimates. Over 80,000 people visited the exhibit as the idea toured the planet in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Beijing, completely new York in addition to Shanghai.