Carlos Helu to Open A Museum To House His Art Collection

If you are not aware, which I am sure you are, Carlos Slim of Mexico is one of the richest man in the world. The man has been busy investing his hard earned money in real estate ventures. His last acquisition was the Duke-Semans Mansion in New York, which he bought for an eye-popping $44 million.

But now he is again busy with a different kind of property. Carlos is an avid collector of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and he happens to have the biggest collection of the artist’s work outside of France. So he has decided to make a museum named, Saumaya museum after his late wife to house this huge collection. It will be a six-storey museum and has been designed by son-in-law Fernando Romero. The building will have a very contemporary, shiny aluminium look and will have five stories of exhibition space adding upto 183,000 square feet.

Carlos infact has an art collection of 66,000 pieces, which will put to shame all those big collectors out there. This museum will open on November 30 as part of the Mexican bicentennial celebrations and the entry will be free. The man is also investing $1.4 billion in Plaza Carso, a complex that will house movie theaters, housing and retail space.

Via: Reuters , laht

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