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Christie's to auction Picasso, Matisse from David Rockerfeller's collection

By Lin Qi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-11-23 11:20

Christie's to auction Picasso, Matisse from David Rockerfeller's collection

A Chinese porcelain to be auctioned. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller that shows the couple's wide-ranging interest in art and antiquity will be auctioned in New York in 2018.

Selected works from this collection of more than 2,000 objects will be on show in Hong Kong from Friday to Monday, before being shown in London, Los Angeles and New York.

The Chinese objects to be exhibited include a 15th-century qinghua (cobalt blue) bowl which was produced for Emperor Xuande. It depicts a dragon chasing flaming balls. There is also a gilt bronze Buddhist statue which stands 42 centimeters and is dated to the reign of Qing Emperor Qianlong (1662-1722).

The Western paintings to be shown include Pablo Picasso's Girl with a Flower Basket and Henri Matisse's Lying Nude and Magnolias, both of which once adorned the couple's residences.

The proceeds from the auction will go to charity.

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