Wexner Center to Display Picassos, Other 20th Century Art for 25th Anniversary

By D.J. Byrnes on April 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

This month, Limited Brands founder, OSU booster and original swaggernaut Les Wexner will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the center that bears his father's name on Ohio State's campus.

In typical Wexner fashion, he's using the occasion to share his fruits with the Central Ohio public. From Tim Feran of The Columbus Dispatch:

In an unprecedented move, L Brands founder Leslie H. Wexner and his wife, Abigail, will put part of their private art collection on public display to help the center named for his father celebrate its 25th anniversary.

“Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection” will focus on works by three giants of 20th-century art: Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet.

The three-month exhibit — to be presented from Sept. 21 through Dec. 31 at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts — will encompass about 60 pieces from the couple’s New Albany home.

This is a pretty cool move from a pretty cool guy. I'll probably check it out because when else can a scrub like me get a chance to gaze upon something Pablo Picasso painted? (I was publically educated so I'm not familiar with Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet.)

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