25 Oct '14, 3pm

rt @pursuitist Leonard Lauder Gives Away Entire Collection of Cubist Masterpieces #luxury

rt @pursuitist Leonard Lauder Gives Away Entire Collection of Cubist Masterpieces #luxury

“You only regret what you do not buy,” Leonard A. Lauder ‘s mother, the famous Estée Lauder, told him. But, after purchasing it, do you regret giving it away? Accumulated over some forty years, Lauder has purchased quite the collection of Cubist art — widely believed to be the most comprehensive private collection of works from the period — and, in a fit of philanthropy last year, he promised it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, this isn’t the first time Lauder has bestowed a blessing on an art museum, but when he offered his world-class collection of Cubist art — from the likes of Picasso, Léger, Braque, and Gris — the world took notice. “I wanted to transform a museum,” Lauder explained of his gift, “… and I believe it will transform the Met.” Opening just a few days ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection features 81 pieces ...

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