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American Success Story: Rockefeller’s & George Washington’s Conquest of Christie’s

For the second night in a row, bidding on the Rockefeller Collection at Christie’s handily outstripped the low presale estimate. In a livelier session (thanks to the verve of auctioneer Tash Perrin, said to be taking her first evening sale), 41 lots of David Rockefeller‘s American art fetched a hammer total of $90.5m, doubling the low estimate of hammer total.

Tash Perrin, Christie’s senior VP, senior director, Trusts, Estates & Wealth Management Services
Screenshot from Christie’s livestream of the auction

Is there still time for me to buy these cufflinks in the online sale? The initial works for me! (Wait. I’d need to buy a shirt that requires cufflinks.)

Photo by Lee Rosenbaum

Enough of this idle reverie. Let’s focus on the Wakelet rundown of my live tweets (including a Kelly Crow cameo). It includes my analysis of today’s bid fest, as the total fetched by the Rockefeller disposals gets closer to the magic number. Running total is $765.3 million (including buyer’s premium), with three more sales tomorrow.

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