quote:Originally posted by VinT:
Leonard Lauder, heir to the cosmetics fortune, has gifted his collection of cubist art to the Met. It includes 33 Picassos, 17 Braques, 14 Légers and 14 works by Gris and is valued at more than $1-billion.
“You can’t put together a good collection unless you are focused, disciplined, tenacious and willing to pay more than you can possibly afford,” Mr. Lauder said. “Early on I decided this should be formed as a museum collection,” and “whenever I considered buying anything, I would step back and ask myself, does this make the cut?”
VinT, the Met has long had a major and glaring hole in their great collection.
This missing link has now been satisfied with great gravitas.