Whitney Museum of American Art and Centre Pompidou announce promised gift

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Foundation have received an unprecedented promised gift of works of art from the noted art collectors Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, announced Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, and Alain Seban, the Chairman and CEO of the Centre Pompidou, which expects to receive a loan of works being given to the Centre Pompidou Foundation. This magnanimous promised gift consists of more than 800 works of art by leading figures in American and international art spanning the last several decades. Nearly 500 works by about seventy American artists (about forty of whom are represented by multiple works) will enter the Whitney’s collection, while some 300 works by twenty-seven European and international artists will be exhibited by the Centre Pompidou. The Whitney and the Centre Pompidou will each present both the American and in