Sunday, February 25, 2007

Art News: Picasso Collector Berggruen Dies at 93

Heinz Berggruen, an influential collector of Picasso's artworks and longtime friend of the artist, has died in France, the Picasso Museum in Paris said today. He was 93.

"I was struck right away by his gaze," Berggruen recalled of meeting Picasso in 1949, according to the Picasso Museum's biography of him.

Berggruen's Picasso collection was one of the world's biggest, with more than 130 works.

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