Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

By Kelly Crow   |   The Wall Street Journal

In one of the most significant gifts in the history of the Art Institute of Chicago, retired plastics manufacturer Stefan Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson, have promised to give the museum a group of 42 Pop and contemporary artworks valued at roughly $500 million combined.

The trove includes nine silk-screens by Andy Warhol; a trio of Jasper Johns paintings; a pair of paintings by Roy Lichtenstein; a quartet of Gerhard Richter paintings and an early sculpture and painting by Cy Twombly. The gift ranks among the museum’s largest in its 136-year history and puts its contemporary holdings on par with its signature collection of Impressionist masterpieces. See full article>>