Pablo Picasso, ‘Fillette à la corbeille fleurie’ 1905. © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Christie’s will be offering over 2000 lots from the Rockerfeller estate, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity. The Rockefeller collection is set to be the most valuable collection to ever be sold at auction. The current record is set by the Yves Saint Laurent sale eight years ago, which achieved $443m.
Picasso’s 1905 Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (shown above) is expected to sell for around $70m.
Two Sèvres porcelain sugar-bowls and an ice-pail, cover and liner from the dessert service known as the ‘Service Marly Rouge’. © Christie’s
A Sèvres porcelain dessert service originally made for Emperor Napoleon I of France, is expected to sell for between $150,000-250,000.
The collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Georgia O’Keeffe.
A selection of items from the collection will be shown as part of a global tour. The tour will begin in Hong Kong before moving on to London, New York and Los Angeles. The auction will take place in the spring of next year.