Heirs of the Royal Art

Heirs of the Royal Art casts a constellation including intoxicating water lilies used in elite funeral rites in ancient Egypt, Claude Monet’s Giverny water lily gardens; a wealth Management company called Giverny Capital; the collusion of art and economy through JPMorgan Chase’s wealth management arm “ Chase Private Client”; the Chase Bank corporate collection started by then Chase President David Rockefeller at the same time as his involvement in the Museum of Modern Art; Rockefeller’s personal acquisition of some of Monet’s near abstract water lily canvases; and the role of JP Morgan and other financiers in the founding of the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan museum in 1906 which features items from their private collections depicting the sacred and intoxicating blue water lilies.