"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.
"Trees at L'Estaque," oil on canvas by Georges Braque (1882-1963), summer 1908.
This highly sculptural painting was one of two Braque works featured in a November 1908 show at Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler's Parisian gallery, considered the first Cubist exhibition. Critics scoffed at the artists' "little cubes," which gave birth to the name Cubism.
"Mandolin and Fruit Dish," oil on canvas by Georges Braque, early 1909.
This still life combining food and drink with music is one of the first Cubist works by Braque.
"Bottle of Rum," spring 1914, oil and collage by Georges Braque.
Braque invented the use of collage in his artwork when he incorporated wallpaper into a charcoal drawing in 1912. Picasso and other Cubist artists soon picked up the form, which developed into mixed media art that combines paint, newsprint, cardboard or other materials, as well as mixing imagery, typography and texture.
"Violin (Mozart Kubelick)," spring 1912, oil on canvas by Georges Braque.
"The Man at the Café," oil and newsprint collage by Juan Gris, 1914.
Spanish artist Juan Gris (1887-1927) incorporated newsprint into the work depicting a man reading Le Matin at a sidewalk café.
"Houses in Paris, Place Ravignan," (1911/1912), oil on canvas by Juan Gris.
A buoyant view of the Bateau-Lavoir in Montmarte, where artists (including Gris and Picasso) had studios.
"Composition (The Typographer)," 1918, oil on canvas by French artist Fernand Léger (1881-1955).
"The Village," oil on canvas by Fernand Léger, 1914.
A reverse view of "House Under the Trees," oil on canvas by Fernand Léger, 1913.
"Nude in an Armchair," oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), summer 1909.
This portrait was one of a series created over several months by Picasso, inspired by his companion Fernande Olivier, in the Catalan village of Horta de Ebro (present-day Horta de Sant Joan).
"Landscape," spring 1908, gouache and charcoal on paper by Pablo Picasso.
"Woman in a Chemise in an Armchair," oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso, late 1913-early 1914.
"The Absinthe Glass," painted bronze and perforated tin absinthe spoon by Pablo Picasso, spring 1914.
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"Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
By CBSNews senior producer David Morgan