…in terms of scale, scope, and educational mission, the closest analogue to be found is that of a presidential library.
– Robert Suiter – Winston Art Group
The Annenbergs surrounded themselves at Sunnylands with significant European works of art by Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp, Yaacov Agam, Pablo Picasso, and Alberto Giacometti. They dotted their 200 acres of lush grounds with a variety of compelling monuments inspired by their travels, including a totem pole by renowned Kwakiutl carver Henry Hunt; a bronze fountain by the Chávez Morado brothers inspired by the one on view at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; and an abstract avian sculpture by Canadian artist Art Price, Birds of Welcome, another impression of one Price made for the Gander International Airport.
A wide variety of decorative objects adorns the home, including Tiffany, Lalique, and Boucheron designs, Steuben crystal, Chinese cloisonné, Tang dynasty funerary figures, Chinese export porcelain, and royal pedigree English silver-gilt.
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