A family that has affected the United States for 150 years, sold 1 billion for 1%.

Transfer from: One Collection

Legendary family

Immortal collection

For most of the 20th century, "Rockefeller" was synonymous with "American wealth and power."

"Three generations are not rich" seems to be an iron-like law, but the Rockefeller family has been around for seven generations since its inception. Still in the midst of the sun, alone "rich" world.

In the United States today, it is almost impossible to completely avoid the influence of this family. It is no exaggeration to say that the development history of the Rockefeller family in the past 150 years is a precise epitome of the entire American history and has become the national spirit of the United States. Outstanding representatives that influence people around the world.

世界第一艺术收藏家族, 不朽的传奇! Only 1% sold 10 billion, the world's first art collection family, immortal legend!

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Rockefellers Collectibles Auction

Sensation worldwide!

For the Rockefeller Collection, the first 44 works sold for 4.13 billion yuan.

This time, a total of 1,600 artworks were photographed, which is just a drizzle of the Rockefeller family art collection. The Rockefeller family has collected 170,000 pieces of various artworks for 6 generations, and the volume of art collections has reached a trillion level.

Henry Matisse (1869-1954)

Gong'e and Magnolia Flowers Lying Sideways

Oil on canvas

60.5 x 81.1 cm

Made in Nice in 1923

In this auction, Henry Matisse's 1923 "Lady Gong'e and Magnolia Flower", which was created in 1923, was finally sold for 80.75 million US dollars, equivalent to RMB 514.2 million, setting the highest auction price for Matisse's personal works Price record.

Gong'e and Magnolia Flowers Lying Sideways

Previously hung on

In the living room of the Rockefeller Family Hudson Pines Mansion

"Gong'e and Magnolia Flowers on the Side" cleverly combines different patterns and forms, not only the iconic masterpiece of Matisse's peak period, but also has been regarded as the greatest Matisse work in the private collection. This painting was originally hung in the living room of the Rockefeller Family Hudson Pinewood Mansion.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Blooming Water Lily

Oil on canvas

160.9 x 180.8 cm

Painted circa 1914-1917

A "Water Lily in Bloom" created by Claude Monet was fiercely competitive at the auction site. After tens of minutes of bidding, the final result was a drop of $ 75 million, with a commission of $ 84.875 million, equivalent to RMB 53937 million.

Monet's "Blooming Water Lilies"

"Blooming Water Lily" is one of Monet's many works praising nature, one of the largest, brightest and most powerful works.

The David Rockefellers bought this in 1956. "This work was almost certainly painted in the evening. The water in the pond was dark purple, and the lotus bloomed a dazzling white light. We immediately bought the painting."

David recalled that.

The work was hung in the staircase of the Hudson Pines mansion.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

"Girl with Flower Basket"

Oil on canvas

154.8 x 66.1 cm

Painted in 1905

Pablo Picasso's rose-time work "Girl with a Flower Basket" ended up being hammered for $ 102 million, with a commission of $ 115 million, equivalent to RMB 732.8 million, which also refreshed the highest price of Picasso's rose-time works. Record.

"Girl with Flower Basket"

Was placed

David Rockefeller on 65th Street in New York

Inside the mansion's study

This infectious and rare painting depicts Bohemian life in the early twentieth century. It shows superb skills in both drawing and creating atmosphere. It was once placed in David Rockefeller's study on 65th Street in New York. .

Christie's Rockefeller in New York (1) scene

Reasons for the auction or because of "high price inheritance tax"?

Art collector David Rockefeller died on March 20, 2017 at the age of 101.

In some European and American countries, the inheritance tax is as high as 50%, and art is also a type of heritage.

Therefore, after the death of collectors in Europe and the United States, their collected artworks must either be donated or auctioned off, because it is difficult for the heirs of the art heritage to pay the astronomical inheritance tax.

Rockefeller family is

New York Museum of Modern Art

Main sponsor

The estate tax of up to 50% forces these hugely wealthy collectors to donate a large amount of art after death, either to various museums and art galleries, or to non-profit institutions and charitable organizations, and finally returning part of the wealth of the rich society.

John Rockefeller

The Rockefeller family has too many legends: the richest man in the history of mankind, the oil giant, six generations of sophistication ... David Rockefeller's grandfather John Rockefeller founded Mobil Oil Company in the second half of the 19th century and accumulated huge wealth through the oil business.

John Rockefeller is the American petroleum king. The petroleum dynasty he founded has monopolized the American oil industry for 85 years. John Rockefeller also became the first billionaire in human history.

Rockefeller family

Rockefeller family in 2008

In addition to the wealth of the Rockefeller family, they are also passionate about art collections. The six generations of the family have collected 170,000 pieces of various artworks, and the collection volume has reached the level of 100 billion, which is called "the world's first collection family".

David Rockefeller and Rothko

Group photo with White Cente

In addition to the existence of money, you can also earn a high profit return on art collection. It is not uncommon to appreciate a hundred times, and it is not difficult to appreciate thousands of times.

In 2007, David Rockefeller sold his collection of Roscoe's "White Center (Yellow, Pink, and Lavender on Rose)" at Sotheby's New York for 500 million yuan, which was created by Roscoe in 1950. David Rockefeller bought this Roscoe painting for 70,000 yuan and appreciated 7,000 times.

Fang Fang

American financial giant Morgan is one of the world's greatest collectors. After Morgan died of illness, his collection of 1,500 Chinese famous porcelain was bought by Rockefeller II for $ 1 million. Now these pieces of porcelain can be sold for tens of millions of yuan.

In 2013, the sensational national treasure bronze ware "Fang Fang" returned. This "Fang Fang" is one of the Rockefeller family's former collections and its value is inestimable.

Today, the Rockefeller family is the sixth generation. They are still active in various fields and have maintained a love for art collections. In addition to establishing and sponsoring the Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller family has an extremely rich personal collection. Their generational efforts in art have not only benefited their children and grandchildren, but also left a precious artistic wealth for humankind. In this sense, the Rockefeller family is immortal in the sense that their financial resources can benefit future generations.

Finally, let's take a look at more of the 19th and 20th century masterpieces collected by the Rockefeller Collection:

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


Gouache watercolor on paper

13.5 x 17.7 cm

Painted in 1914

Price Realized: USD 3,972,500

Juan Gries (1887-1927)

The Musician's Table

Oil paint gouache color crayon charcoal paper collage canvas

82 x 60.5 cm

Painted in May 1914

Price Realized: USD 31,812,500

Eugene Delacroix (1798 -1863)

`` Tiger play turtle ''

Oil on canvas

45.1 x 62.2 cm

Painted in 1862

Price Realized: USD 9,875,000

Jean Battis Carmel Corot (1796-1875)

Venice, Esclavons Pier View

Oil on canvas

47.6 x 81.9 cm

Painted in 1845

Price Realized: USD 9,009,844

Armand Segan (1869-1903)

The Joy of Life

Oil on canvas

Each screen (with frame): 159.8 x 64.1 cm, 4 screens in total

Painted circa 1892-189

Price Realized: USD 7,737,500

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

The Wave

Oil on canvas

60.2 x 72.6 cm

Painted from August to October 1888

Price Realized: USD 35,187,500

Edward Manet (1832-1883)

Lilac and Rose

Oil on canvas

32.4 x 24.7 cm

Painted in 1882

Price Realized: USD 12,968,750

Edward Manet (1832-1883)

Beach at Low Tide

Oil on canvas

36.3 x 51.4 cm

Arcachon, March 1871

Price Realized: USD 3,612,500

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

"Lavago's Seine Landscape"

Oil on canvas

60.2x 81.5 cm

Painted in 1879

Price Realized: USD 15,837,500

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

St. Adlers's Waterfront

Oil on canvas

43.5x 65.4 cm

Painted in 1868

Sold: USD 2,652,500

Carmel Pissarro (1830-1903)

"Landscape with poplars (cloudy day in Elani)"

Oil on canvas

81.2 x 65 cm

Painted in 1899

Price Realized: USD 4,812,500

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Flowers in a Vase

Oil on canvas

60.7 x 73.9 cm

Painted from 1886 to 1887 and again from 1893 to 1895

Price Realized: USD 19,437,500

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

The Avatar (A Study of the Naked Girl in Front of the Veil)

Watercolor gouache on paper

31.3 x 24.2 cm

Painted in 1907

Price Realized: USD 6,050,000

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Farmer Woman Planting Beetroot

Black chalk on paper

46.2 x 52.8 cm

Created in Newnan in June 1885

Price Realized: USD 3,612,500

George Sula (1859-1891)

Grancom Harbour

Oil on canvas

65.4 x 81.2 cm

Summer 1885

Price Realized: USD 34,062,500

Odilon Redon (1840-1916)


Pastel blue paper

62x 47.7 cm

Sold: USD 2,892,500

Henry Matisse (1869-1954)

The Landscape of Collioure

Oil on canvas

46.1x 55.1 cm

Painted from 1906 to 1907

Price Realized: USD 6,500,000

Paul Hinek (1863-1935)

Countess of Poltryk (Issue 191)

Oil on canvas

60.3 x 92.1 cm

Summer of 1888

Price Realized: USD 13,812,500

Pier Augusto Renoir (1841-1919)

Gabriel in the Mirror

Oil on canvas

81.1x 64.7 cm

Painted circa 1910

Price Realized: USD 9,087,500

Onore Viktor Dummier (1808-1879)

Conversation Between Lawyers (Two Lawyers)

Gouache watercolor brush ink pen black ink on paper

27.3 x 21.8 cm

Late 1860s

Price Realized: USD 2,172,500

Edward Weir (1868-1940)

"Paris Street (Hanging Screen for Henry Bernstein: Group II, Ventimiglia Square)"

Ventimiglia Square (VII-516.3)

Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

200 x 49.9 cm.

Painted from 1909 to 1910

Ventimiglia Square (VII-516.4)

Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

200 x 49.6 cm.

Painted from 1909 to 1910

Price Realized: USD 3,852,500

Edward Weir (1868-1940)

Cleaners on the Road

Oil on canvas

40.9 x 32.5 cm

Painted circa 1891-89

Price Realized: USD 1,452,500

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Saint-Lazare Train Station in the Sun

Oil on canvas

61.3 x 80.7 cm

Paris, 1877

Price Realized: USD 32,937,500

Paul Hinek (1863-1935)

Antibes (Pine Forest)

Oil on canvas

92.3 x 73.5 cm

Painted in December 1917

Price Realized: USD 8,187,500

Pierre Bonar (1867-1947)

Fruit Basket on Le Cannet's Garden Table

Oil on canvas

67.8 x 55 cm

Circa 1944

Price Realized: USD 1,332,500

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)

"(August Afternoon) Aspens on the River Moreluan"

Oil on canvas

60.2 x 73.2 cm

Painted in 1888

Price Realized: USD 4,212,500

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Camille Sitting on Truvivie Beach

Oil on canvas

46.2 x 38.3 cm

Painted circa 1870-87

Price Realized: USD 12,125,000

Henley Edmond Cross (1856-1910)

St. Clair's Little House

Oil on canvas

54.4 x 61.1 cm

Painted in 1894

Price Realized: USD 1,812,500

Alexei von Jafflinski (1864-1941)

The Round Table

Oil painting board

55.8 x 50.8 cm

Painted circa 1910

Price Realized: USD 3,852,500

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Winter Work: Mountains

Oil painting board

33 x 44.5 cm

Painted in 1908

Price Realized: USD 6,500,000

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

Potted Flowers and Sugar Bowl

Oil on canvas

70.8 x 60.5 cm

Painted from 1918 to 1919

Price Realized: USD 2,052,500

Edward Weir (1868-1940)

Streets of Paris (Hanging Screen for Henry Bernstein: Group I, Parcy)


Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

198.4 x 68.4 cm

Painted from May to July 1908

"Children by the Water"

Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

200 x 47.4 cm

Painted from May to July 1908

"Eiffel Tower"

Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

200 x 47 / 4cm

Painted from May to July 1908


Water-based paint pigment carbon pen on paper mounted on wooden board

198.2 x 68 cm

Painted from May to July 1908

Price Realized: USD 3,612,500

Pierre Bonar (1867-1947)

"Interior (Apartment of Bonal Paris)"

Oil on canvas

126 x 114 cm

Painted in 1914

Price Realized: USD 6,612,500

George Morandi (1890-1964)

"still life"

Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard

Oval: 37.5 x 50 cm

Painted in 1940

Price Realized: USD 4,332,500

Juan Gries (1887-1927)

"Green tablecloth"

Oil on canvas

73.1 x 92.1 cm

Painted from April to June 1925

Price Realized: USD 3,972,500

Juan Mirow (1893-1983)

Mural I-II-III

Oil on canvas

Each: 55.2 x 249.8 cm

Painted in December 1933

Price Realized: USD 20,000,000

Pierre Bonar (1867-1947)

"Flowers in a clay pot or indoor (wildflower)"

Oil on canvas

80.6 x 41.3 cm

Circa 1939

Price Realized: USD 3,852,500

Andre Delane (1880-1954)

Landscapes of Martigues, Provence

Oil on canvas

92.2 x 73.5 cm

Painted circa 1908

Price Realized: USD 2,412,500

Odilon Redon (1840-1916)


Oil on canvas

61.3 x 46.9 cm

Price Realized: USD 4,092,500

George Sula (1859-1891)

The Stonebreaker

Oil ribbon stand drawing board

16.7 x 25.4 cm

Painted circa 1882

Price: USD 732,500

Aristide Mayor

Claude Debussy Monument

Bronze patina green patina

Height 91.3cm. Length 74.5 cm. Width 38.6cm