"The Scallop Shell (Notre
Avenir est dans l'Air)," enamel and oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso, 1912.
"Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," newly-unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
City, presents masterworks donated to the museum by Leonard Lauder, chairman
emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies.
Over the past four decades Lauder amassed one of the most
important private collections of Cubist art in the world, valued at $1 billion.
Included in the collection are 81
paintings, works on paper, and sculpture, including 34 by Pablo Picasso, 17 by
Georges Braque, 15 by Juan Gris and 15 by Fernand Léger.
The collection opens to the public on
October, 20, 2014.