Art in Print
Largely Unseen $600 Million Collection Will Join Museum in Italy
Mr. Francesco Federico Cerruti died in 2015 at the age of 93, leaving an exceptional but little-known collection estimated at $600 million, including works by Francis Bacon, Giorgio de Chirico and Jacopo Pontormo. Over the decades of his career as an entrepreneur, he discreetly collected rare paintings, sculptures, furniture, and books. This month, the foundation under the name of Mr. Cerruti announced that it find an agreement with the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, outside Turin to safeguard and display Mr. Cerruti’s art collection. The treasures will be the centrepieces of a museum expansion scheduled to open to the public in January 2019.
Via: The New York Times
Tate Modern extension missing from Stirling Prize shortlist
A pier, a campus and a museum extension were named today as contenders for this year Stirling Prize, awarded each year to the best new building in Britain. The winner of the award will be announced on October 31. Surprisingly, the £260 million extension to Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, one of the biggest projects completed in the past year, was not shortlisted. However, the new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre at the British Museum by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners was shortlisted.
Via: The Times
Newcomers Muscle Into Art Market’s High End