‘Unprecedented’ Gift to Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art

Culture24 has written a glowing account of the recent gift by Eric and Jean Cass of 15 works by Niki de Saint Phalle to the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art:

“An ‘unprecedented’ donation has allowed the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art to receive 15 works by larger-than-life French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, complementing four of her existing sculptures and installations in the most significant bequest of modern art ever given to the city’s collection.

“A print, wallpaper, rare archive material and sculptures in Saint Phalle’s typically colourful style are among the works arriving following a deal between the Contemporary Art Society and Eric and Jean Cass. They are expected to form an exhibition at the end of 2013. […]

“‘This extraordinary and generous donation is unprecedented for the gallery,’ said Gordon Matheson, the Leader of Glasgow City Council. ‘It’s hard to properly express just how grateful we are. These works are unique and beautiful and will captivate and thrill our visitors.'” Read more.