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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Philadelphia : Barnes Foundation...

If you like the Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists you have probably heard of the Barnes Foundation. Barnes was an American collector who amassed an incredible collection and thankfully due to poor finances have now been put on show more widely. The collection is said to worth upward of $25 billion. 
This includes:-
181 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
69 by Paul Cézanne 
59 by Henri Matisse 
46 by Pablo Picasso 
21 by Chaim Soutine 
18 by Henri Rousseau 
16 by Amedeo Modigliani 
11 by Edgar Degas 
11 by Giorgio de Chirico 
7 Vincent van Gogh and
6 by Georges Seurat
It is a bewildering collection and demonstrates the power of the private collector.

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