Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Art Institute of Chicago receives largest donation in its history, worth $500 million


ILLINOIS---The Chicago art collector and retired plastics mogul Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson have donated a collection of 42 pop and contemporary artworks worth a combined $500 million to the Art Institute of Chicago, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the museum, it is the largest gift in its history. The gift includes nine seminal silkscreens by Andy Warhol, three Jasper Johns paintings, two Roy Lichtenstein canvases, four Gerhard Richter paintings, and a Cy Twombly sculpture. [link]