Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza(Lausanne, Switzerland, 1958), who has been in charge of his institution TBA21 for two decades, and with whom he practices a new method of exercising patronage, He plans to give away part of his collection To the Madrid Art Gallery “long-term”.
After signing an agreement with the Andalusian government to organize a series of exhibitions with works from his collection at the C3A Museum in Córdoba, celebrating the 20th anniversary of TBA21 and officially moving the Foundation from Vienna to Madrid, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza recounted the following: “I would like to donate a large part of my collection to the Thyssen MuseumAccording to El País newspaper on Friday.
Faced with criticism that a publicly owned museum like Thyssen-Bornemisza hosts exhibitions by artists from a private foundation, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza says that “everything depends on generosity, because the idea is to give them to the museum.” without asking for anything in return“.
She emphasized that “peace in the family is vital to her.” On the tug-of-war between his father’s last wife, Carmen Thyssen, with his son Borja, and with the Spanish state for the permanence of his private collection in Spain which will be dissolved in 2022 for 97.5 million euros, is certain: “I am very happy, because The return of Mata Mua to the museum is very important“But the most important thing is that Tita and her son also reached an agreement because Borja is part of the family and heir and has rights,” he added.
The TBA21 Foundation collection consists of works that are the result of a long collaboration – sometimes years – between the artists (more than 250) and Francesca Thyssen herself, which is not very common in the art world.