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Jakarta Post

Wealthy families display their passion for the arts

  • Mariel Grazella and Evi Mariani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 17 2012   /  11:08 am

Patron: President director of the planned Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, poses besides an artwork titled Post Tolerance Trophy by contemporary visual artist Nindityo Adipurnomo in the lobby of Ciputra World Marketing Gallery in Jakarta. In the background is an image of the planned Ciputra World superblock, which will include the art center. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)Beyond establishing their name as America’s industrial and banking tycoons, the Rockefeller family has become synonymous with art patronage.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, founded by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in the late 1920s, wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr., is an example of the family’s support for the arts kept alive by today’s generation of Rockefellers.

A world away, Indonesia has been home to world renowned art masters such as Affandi, S. Sudjono, Hendra Gunawan, Wid...