22 Oct '11, 1am
#Kunsthaus #Zurich: 100+ paintings private collection incl Monet, Matisse, Modigliano, Miro & Picasso #swissartscene
A visitor walks through the exhibition 'Miro, Monet, Matisse - The Nahmad Collection' in the Kunsthaus Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. -- PHOTO: AP GENEVA (AFP) - A Zurich museum on Friday opened the first ever public exhibition of more than a hundred paintings from a private collection, including works by Monet, Matisse, Modigliano, Miro and Picasso. The Kunsthaus, in Zurich, is hosting 109 paintings taken from the collection of the Nahmad family, Monaco-based international art dealers. Among the family's private collection, which Helly Nahmad says runs to 3,000 works, are some 200 oil paintings by Picasso, one of which appears in the exhibition. The show also has seven Modiglianis. It marks the first time that the family has put part of its private collection on show, said Kunsthaus director Christophe Becker.