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$20 Million Picasso Prints in Saskatoon


The Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation donated an exceptional collection of 405 Picasso prints to the Remai Gallery. This Picasso linocut collection, valued at $20 million, doubles the value of the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Slated to open in 2015, the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will be the largest art gallery in the province, bringing world-class national and international exhibitions to Saskatoon and celebrating Western Canada’s contribution to the visual arts world.

“The Remai Gallery is privileged to receive a virtually complete collection of linocuts, produced by Pablo Picasso,” said the Gallery’s Chief Curator, Lisa Baldissera. “The editioned prints, experimental proofs, and working states comprise what is the largest, and arguably the finest, collection of Picasso linocuts in the world.”A gallery space on the third floor, The Picasso Salon: International Modern Art, will be dedicated to the Picasso gift and works of international modernity. The gift of the Picasso collection follows the Foundation’s 2011 donation of $30 million to the Gallery, directed towards the construction of the facility, and enhanced programming over the next 30 years.

“I want to put the Gallery on the international stage,” said Ellen Remai, an entrepreneur and noted philanthropist.

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