Wednesday, April 10, 2013

leonard lauder donates cubist collection

woman in an armchair (eva) by pablo picasso, 1913

bouteille de rhum (bottle of rum) by georges braque, spring 1914

the typographer by fernand leger, 1918

leonard lauder

heir to estee lauder's cosmetics fortune, philanthropist leonard lauder has pledged his renowned collection of cubist works to the metropolitan museum of art. the collection, that museum director thomas campbell said is "truly transformational", includes 78 pieces from pablo picasso, georges braque, juan gris & fernand leger & is valued at over $1 billion. the collection is expected to be presented in the fall of 2014.

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