Over 1,500 lots will be offered and all profits will go to charities that David and Peggy Rockefeller supported during their lifetimes. The first auction of the Rockefeller estate will take place in the beginning of May 2018.

Here you can read the story from last year on the sale's superstar Fillette à la corbille flurie by Picasso.

David Rockefeller, Jr. has commented “These auctions represent a way for our parents to continue their philanthropy after their lifetimes, since the proceeds are destined for institutions they cared deeply about. It was always their plan to enjoy these beautiful objects as custodians, not owners, and then to pass them on in a way that would generate the most benefit for their beloved philanthropic organizations. I think my Dad in particular would have greatly enjoyed this whole process, from talking with collectors about the art, to seeing how high the prices will go at sale time.”

Further interested in Picasso? Read more here!

Christie's just announced a new expected total sum of $500 million.

The complete collection features more than 1000 objects of decorative art and 550 works of fine art including works by Monet, Picasso, Gauguin, and O’Keefe. The exhibition will launch its world tour in Los Angeles on April 6th, stopping in Beijing, Shanghai and ending in New York on May 8th with a public exhibition in Christie's galleries at the Rockefeller Center inspired by the Rockefeller family homes in New York, Maine and Manhattan.

For all Christie's lots on Barnebys, click here!

The collection is divided in seven sales starting on May 1st with the The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Online Sale. On May 8th 19th & 20th Century Art takes place in the evening. Following is English and European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations and Art of the Americas on May 9th. On May 10th the day starts off with Fine Art followed by English and European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations part II at midday and Travel and Americana in the evening.

For more information and to reserve the tickets for the exhibition in New York visit Christie's website.