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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The greatest art collection and the most expensive painting at auction - The Legendary Leonard Lauder

"WOMAN IN AN ARMCHAIR (EVA)"

Pablo Picasso, 1913

In synthetic Cubism the artist took abstract planes of colors and built them up toward a representation.

"THE TYPOGRAPHER"

Fernand Léger, 1917-18

It shows Léger’s affinity with the anonymous working man as seen in the standardized parts of the figure and his fascination with the trappings of modern Paris
Leonard Lauder purchased a Gustav Klimt for over 135 million dollars - the highest amount ever paid for a painting at auction. 

"FRUIT DISH AND GLASS (FRUIT ET VERRE)"

Georges Braque, 1912

Collages were a revolutionary Cubist art form in which readymade objects and materials, such as wallpaper, object labels and music sheets were incorporated into fine art.


"THE VIOLIN (MOZART/KUBELICK)"

Georges Braque, 1912

Their wordplay and images combine jokes and erudite references –high and low- as well as to inside allusions to the Cubist movement and commentary on world events.



"TREES AT L’ESTAQUE"

Georges Braque, 1908

Braque began to invent Cubism by breaking down traditional linear perspective and light/dark modeling in emulation of Cezanne’s work.


"FIGURE SEATED IN A CAFÉ (MAN AT A TABLE)"

Juan Gris, 1914

Gris took the analytic Cubism of Picasso and Braque and turned it into a style all of his own.


In one of the greatest collection give aways from all time from one of the greatest art collectors of all time - a new record has been shattered. In a single act of beneficiary kindness, Leonard Lauder ( of Estee Lauder ) has gifted over a billion dollars worth of extremely important art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lauder is known for his purchase of a Gustav Klimt at auction for a record 135 million dollars.  This latest gift of his collection has 33 Picasso's, 17 Braques, 14 Legers among others.  This collection will make the Met the new go to authority on Cubism eclipsing collections in Paris and London by leaps and bounds.  This unprecedented concentration of the worlds greatest talent in a windfall for the Met and should draw immense crowds of eager viewers when the show opens. If passion begets passion, Leonard Lauders passion for collecting art should now inspire nearly anyone who has a passion for viewing it at the Met. - Ecomanta.