Though revolutionary in its own time, works from late 19th century France may be the most popular art form today. The High Museum of Art recently acquired 53 works by artists including Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas and Paul Gaugin. The gift is part of a major bequest from Atlanta collectors Irene and Howard Stein. “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes was joined by Claudia Einecke, the curator of European Art for the High Museum.
“They began collecting in the 1970s and they very quickly discovered Toulouse-Lautrec as their favorite,” said Einecke. She continued, “After a few years they really focused almost exclusively on his posters and lithographs and other prints that he made. Over the years they put together this amazing and unusually rich collection of Toulouse-Lautrec prints.”
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