Gathered over a lifetime and handed down from previous generations, the collection reflects the Rockefeller family’s deep, life-long passion for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works of art, American paintings, English and European furniture, Asian works of art, European ceramics and Chinese export porcelain, silver, and American decorative arts and furniture. Read about the collection here.
The treasures of David and Peggy Rockefeller set a record for the most valuable private collection sold at auction, surpassing the $443 million total (revised in 2013) for the Yves Saint Laurent collection in 2009. And the vigorous buying this week for everything from a Monet to a money clip nevertheless surprised many art experts. Read about the sale results here.
Equestrian Living has visited David’s daughter, Eileen R. Growald, both at her home in Maine and her farm in Vermont (see EQ Living’s 2014 Summer and Winter issues). We spoke with her about her life at Hudson Pines and her father driving his horses until he was 100 years old.