$1 billion worth of Cubist art has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While I know many out there have a problem with Cubism, it's actually one of my favorite styles, making the museum an even more attractive place to visit the next time I'm in NYC, especially considering the collection includes work by Braque. Anyone else with me?
Cosmetics company heir and art collector Leonard Lauder is donating his $1 billion Cubist art collection to New York City's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The gift includes 78 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Jaun Gris, and Fernand Leger.
In a statement, the museum says the collection "is unsurpassed in the number of masterpieces and and iconic works critical to the development of Cubism."
Museum Director Thomas Campbell described the donation as "truly transformational".
The 80-year-old Lauder is heir to the Estee Lauder cosmetics fortune and his collection of Cubist art is considered one of the most significant ever assembled.