Sunday July 8 at 5pm

Jul 8 5:00 pm

Stonington Free Library: The Rockefeller Collection, with Stephen Lash

This talk will focus on the the history of the Rockefeller's art collecting, their focus on philanthropy, and the recent sale of their collection, which made the highest price for any single collection auction.

Stephen Lash is Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas. He has been involved with many of Christie’s most important auctions, including Van Gogh’s ” Portrait of Dr.Gachet, which made $82.5million in 1990,  the Nicholas Brown desk which sold for $12.1 million, the record for an American furniture piece, and the auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection which Stephen shared with us here several years ago.

This fascinating event covering a unique American family will be given by someone with the passion and involvement to tell a wonderful story.

Open to the public.