Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller Hits Record $832 Million at Christie’s Auction
The auction collection of Peggy McGrath and David Rockefeller, 3rd generation and grandson of John D. Rockefeller, reached a record $832 Million at the Christie’s auction , after a 6 months campaign 10 days of online sales and 3 days of auction at the Rockefeller Center. The Peggy and David Rockefeller collection comprised of 1,500 items, and is the highest auction total ever for a private collection at auction.
” Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller Hits Record $832 Million at Christie’s Auction “
Peggy McGrath (1915-1996) and David Rockefeller (1915-2017) had married in 1940. David Rockefeller is the 3rd generation and grandson of John D. Rockefeller, with an estimated fortune of over $3 billion in 2017 at his death. The Rockefeller family is one of the most famous family in United States, with massive fortune built in the 19th & 20th centuries by John D. Rockefeller and William Rockefeller in Standard Oil and later, investments in Chase Manhattan Bank.
Among the top items at the Christie’s auction at the Rockefeller Center were Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie for $115 million, Monet’s Nymphéas en fleur for $84 million and Matisse’s Odalisque couchée aux magnolias for $80 million.
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