David Rockefeller's art collection to be auctioned, with proceeds going to 12 charities

Works of art, furniture and decorative objects from the collection of the late David Rockefeller will be sold at auction next year.
Works of art, furniture and decorative objects from the collection of the late David Rockefeller will be sold at auction next year.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Works of art, furniture and decorative objects from the collection of the late David Rockefeller will be sold at auction next year, Christie's said on Wednesday.

The billionaire banker and philanthropist died in March aged 101.

Some 2,000 items will hit the auction block in a series of sales slated for the spring of next year. Proceeds will benefit a dozen charities in accordance with his pledge to direct the majority of his wealth to cultural, educational, medical and environmental causes.

Beneficiaries of the proceeds include Harvard University and Museum of Modern Art.

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