Nelson Rockefeller Jr. collected the Guernica tapestry, based on a painting by artist Pablo Picasso, from the UN headquarters in New York. This was announced by the representative of the Secretary-General of the organization Stephane Dujarrick.
It is noted that Rockefeller Jr. is the tapestry owner and recently notified the UN of his intention to pick it up. “We thank the Rockefeller family for lending us this legendary piece for over 35 years,” Dujarrick said.
Tapestry “Guernica” was created in 1955 by Nelson Rockefeller Sr. from the original painting by Picasso under the direction of the artist himself. Since 1985, it has been placed on the wall at the UN Security Council meeting room entrance.
The painting itself was named after a city in the Basque Country bombed during the Spanish Civil War. Its original is in the National Museum in Madrid.