Georgina Adam announces that the Nahmad family is planning an exhibition drawn from their vast holdings. With the recent public exhibition of Giacometti works launched at Eykyn Maclean, the private dealer’s first, some significant figures from the discreet side of the art world are coming out in the open:
For the first time, the powerful Nahmad firm of art traders is showing its “family collection” in a vast exhibition at the Zurich Kunsthaus next year. “It will be the first time even we see all these works, 120 of them, together,” says Helly Nahmad, who runs the family’s London gallery and is organising the show. “It gives us a chance to see what are the collection’s strengths, what are its weaknesses,” he says.
The show promises to be a blockbuster: Nahmads are particularly known for their Picasso holdings, and his work will figure large in the show, which also includes a palette of blue-chip names: Matisse, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Monet, Renoir, Ernst and Miró.
The Art Market: Unseen Collections (Financial Times)