The Easel

Extraordinary Icons Of Modern Art Collection: Van Goghs, Picassos, Monets In Paris And Worth A Trip

From 1898 to 1915 a Russian textile magnate put together an art collection “widely regarded as the most important anthology of modern art in the world”. Removed from public display on Stalin’s orders, it has, for the first time, been reassembled in Paris. Does the businessman behind the show have a favourite? “Not really, [but] sometimes, in this room here [the Matisse room], people cry – its so strong.”