A Modern Patronage: de Menil Gifts to American and European Museums
A Modern Patronage: de Menil Gifts to American and European Museums reunites nearly 45 works the couple gave away as gifts and were not talking insignificant hand-me-downs here. The National Modern Art Museum in Paris got Jackson Pollocks The Deep, a drip painting, covered in white drops resembling feathers that surround an abysmal black hole. Paris also received Andy Warhols Electric Chair, a pink and blue print of an old chair in an empty prison. The de Menils also gave up artifacts like a bedu mask from a Ghana tribe granted to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The collection also features works by Mark Rothko and Max Ernst and Oceanic, African and pre-Columbian artifacts.
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