The operator of long-haul, luxury aircraft has partnered with auction house Christie’s to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its customers in conjunction with the Peggy and David Rockefeller Art Collection Global Tour

 

VistaJet yesterday announced its worldwide sponsorship of the exhibition and tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, a significant auction entirely dedicated to raising funds for philanthropic causes.  The sale, consisting of numerous categories, will be conducted by Christie’s and will include a highlights exhibition tour in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and New York. The private jet operator has also created exclusive programs for customers to join behind the scenes.

 

“We are excited and honored to partner with Christie’s to present to the world the spectacular exhibition and world tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. Since I founded the company in 2004, art and philanthropy have always had a significant role, as passions we share with many of our clients. Offering curated experiences – in the areas of art and design, hospitality, travel and culture – is a cornerstone of the VistaJet brand, and the sponsorship of such an important collection is a way for VistaJet to support not only the arts, but David and Peggy Rockefeller’s philanthropic endeavors,” said Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet in a press release.

 

The highlights from the collection will be unveiled in Hong Kong tomorrow, November 24, marking the start of a global tour for the world’s top art collectors, in addition to the general public. After Hong Kong, the exhibition will travel to London, Los Angeles and New York, revealing new elements of this multi-category collection with each stop.

 

VistaJet will host an exclusive program of client events including rare experiences, art forums and a lecture series. The global tour will culminate in the auction of the collection at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries in New York in Spring 2018.

 

What’s it like to be a VistaJet customer?

 

VistaJet has created three exclusive experiences for VistaJet and Christie’s clients. The World of Art Experience will offer customers the opportunity to travel to all four of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller exhibitions in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and New York on-board VistaJet for a private tour at each location.

 

Secondly, The Direct Experience will offer any guest flying with VistaJet to any of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller exhibitions in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles or New York, an invitation to receive a complimentary membership to VistaJet Direct worth $10,000. The Direct membership gives clients access to available VistaJet private flights at special rates from any mobile device, through the world’s first end-to-end business jet app.

 

The offer, The Rockefeller Experience, will allow up to 10 guests traveling with VistaJet to New York for a behind the scenes discovery tour of the collection, before enjoying a multi-taste feast at an exclusive Upstate New York venue. Guests will then be invited for a personal tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller exhibition in New York, and to join the live auction at Christie’s New York with leading art experts.

 

Sales of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller will be conducted in keeping with David Rockefeller’s pledge to direct the majority of his wealth to philanthropy and provide for the cultural, educational, medical and environmental causes long supported by both David and Peggy Rockefeller. All the Estate proceeds will be donated to charities, directly benefiting the philanthropic missions that have been maintained by the family for decades.

 

Find more go to VistaJet.com/TheArtOfFlying/Christies.

About the Author Doug Gollan

I study and write about Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) consumers, luxury travel, the business of luxury and private aviation, particularly jet cards