Giving Back To The Creative Community

By, Alexa Coppola

Reading an article on the front page or seeing a photo of a major art gallery is not a commonality for mainstream media sources. In fact, newspapers and magazines often, if not always, have a separate section for those types of stories. But a Picasso oil painting from 1913 was front and center last week when the New York Times published a major story about the donation of a cubist collection worth one billion dollars to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The donation came from long time art collector, Leonard Lauder. Lauder is the son of Joseph and Estee Lauder, of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., the cosmetic company, and is now the chairman emeritus of the giant company. He has also been collecting cubist art for decades, purchasing from some of the most esteemed collections around the world, including that which once belonged to Gertrude Stein.

The collection comes

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