• The 10 Biggest Surprises From the $828 Million Rockefeller Auction

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    At David Rockefeller's three-day long, $828 million estate sale at Christie's in New York, artworks by such big names as Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin sold for hundreds of millions of dollars. There was also a profusion of statuary, antiques, silverware, and what can only be called very high-end knickknacks. Miniature porcelain statues of shepherds may not have been fashionable since the 18th century, but for a brief, very expensive moment this week, they surely were hot: One winsome Meissen figure sold for $25,000, five times its high estimate.
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