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In the News: the Curious Collection of the Barnes Foundation

Which American Museum has:

181 works by Renoir

69 Cezannes (more than in all the museums of Paris combined),

59 Matisses

46 Picassos

and

7 Van Goghs

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

This happens to be the spot that Matisse called, “the only sane place to see art in America.”

Unfortunately, the collection will be at the Foundation for only two more months.

The Independent covered the saga and court hearings behind the attempt to move the works of art out of the Foundation

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/rupert-cornwell/rupert-cornwell-is-this-the-biggest-art-heist-in-history-2246968.html

as did the documentary Art of the Steal.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1326733/

Posted by on March 20th, 2011

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