Nelson & Happy Rockefeller's Passion for Porcelain

New York | 18 January

Nelson Rockefeller was governor of New York State, Vice President of the United States, and made several runs for the Presidency, but he never slowed down when it came to his parallel life as a patron of the arts. Together with his wife Happy, he explored the art of many different times and places. They embraced the Parisian avant-garde, New York’s Abstract Expressionists, North American and Central American folk art, the sculpture of Africa and Southeast Asia, Japanese prints and ceramics, and 18th-century European porcelain. This spring, Sotheby’s is proud to offer the second dedication auction of works from Nelson and Happy Rockefeller's collection, led by 16 pieces from the celebrated Meissen “Swan” service and important Chinese export ceramics. Here, discover how the couple continued the Rockefeller family's enduring passion for collecting porcelain. (18 January | New York)

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