Couple Gift £2m Collection of Niki’s Works to Glasgow

A “unique and beautiful” £2 million collection of 15 works of art by Niki de Saint Phalle is being donated to the city of Glasgow. The 15 works, the most significant bequest to the city’s galleries in recent years, are being donated to the city by Eric and Jean Cass, business people who have collected art for more than 30 years and are now dispersing their collection through the Contemporary Art Society.

The works, including sculptures, a print, wallpaper and rare archive material, will make Glasgow’s the largest collection of the French artist’s work in the UK. They will be shown at an exhibition planned for the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in 2013. The gift, presented by the Contemporary Art Society, adds to the two sculptures and two installations by Niki de Saint Phalle that the city already owns. Read more.