The collection includes such rarely seen gems as Vincent van Gogh's Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (1888) and Le Laboureur (1889), as well as a major still life by Picasso, Compotier, bouteille et guitar (1923).
The Basses collected important paintings and sculptures, from the impressionists in the 19th century to artists of the mid-20th century. Paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, MirÓ, LÉger, Chagall and Rothko will be on view, as will sculptures by Rodin, Maillol and Segal.
"My brothers and I are honored to have our parents' collection at the
Visitors to the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened in 1998, will recognize one of the paintings. A portrait of the Basses by
One of the Bass' stellar van Goghs was on display at the
These are the sort of fleeting glimpses the public has had of the Bass art holdings. Kimbell Director
"I thought there would be a great deal of interest in the community, especially as many of these works have not been seen. The Basses have assembled an extraordinary collection, and until now, very few of the works have ever been seen in a public forum," he said.
"Masterpieces From the Collection of Nancy Lee and
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