David Rockefeller Jr, Susan Rockefeller, Jonathan Rendell

Art and Philanthropy

David Rockefeller Jr, Susan Rockefeller, Jonathan Rendell

Talk: Art and Philanthropy

David Rockefeller Jr. and his wife Susan, along with Jonathan Renell, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas, discuss the recent, record-breaking Rockefeller family auction hosted by Christie's New York, and the legacy of the Rockefeller family’s philanthropy. In early May, Christie's New York hosted the “auction of the century,” selling David and Peggy Rockefeller's art collection, raising a record-breaking $832 million -- the highest total ever for any single auction and the most significant charitable auction in history. Mr. Renell, David Jr. and Susan discuss the experience of the auction, the plan for dispersal of the sale proceeds to charities, and the Rockefeller family's dedication to philanthropy.

David Rockefeller Jr

David Rockefeller Jr. is a longstanding businessman and philanthropist. He has held many significant positions among Rockefeller-related entities, as well as in nonprofits that support the arts, education and the environment.

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist, and conservationist. Her latest endeavor, Musings, is a digital magazine that curates ideas and innovations to pave the way for a more sustainable future. Susan interviews thought-leaders in entrepreneurship, responsible innovation, and social impact to provide inspirational calls to action and solutions for positive change.

Jonathan Rendell

Jonathan Rendell is the Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas. Mr. Rendell drives senior business development and is a top-level client liaison in many areas of Christie's business. Most recently, Mr. Rendell is a key member of the management team that oversaw the sale of the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection, raising a record-breaking $832 million, the most significant charitable auction in history.

Christie's Auction Highlights: The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Gathered over a lifetime and handed down from previous generations, The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller reflects the family’s enduring passion for Impressionist, American and Asian art; English and European decorative art; and Chinese, Japanese, Korean and European porcelain.

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