Portugal to Keep Mirὸ Collection

Portrait of Joan Miro, Barcelona, 1935 Portrait of Joan Miro, Barcelona, 1935 en.wikipedia.org

85 works by Spanish artist Joan Mir estimated at $39 million will remain in the country after the Portuguese government proposed their sale to foreign buyers. The paintings came under state ownership in 2008 when the government nationalized the failed bank BNP that had built up the collection. If the government decides to sell some of the works, they must remain in the city of Porto. The paintings will go on display at the Serralves Museum through January 28, 2017.

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