Carmen Sevilla And Culture Reach An Agreement To Let “Mata Mua” Return To Spain

2021-01-30   |   by CusiGO

The Ministry of culture and Carmen Cervera reached an agreement on Friday on the future of the Baroness collection, with 48 hours to go before their nth deadline by the end of the year. Its rent is 15 years and 6.5 million euros a year. At the end of this period, the state will have the right to buy. The current loan includes 427 works, including Paul Gauguin’s Mata MUA, which was published in June in a heated debate with three other major works from the Thyssen bornemissa National Museum. Gauguin will return to his room in two months, when the contract under the agreement reached on Friday will take effect. Overall, the country will pay nearly $100 million within the 15 years promised.

Negotiations, conducted personally by Minister Jos é Manuel Rodriguez urives, who has had several meetings with Baroness in recent months, have not been easy. The talks focused on two issues: in view of the economic crisis caused by the epidemic, the final amount of the agreement, and the return of matamua. The final agreement was reached after a meal at Carmen Sevilla’s home on Friday afternoon, which lasted until 6:30 p.m. The baroness, her lawyers angel Acebes and Jose Maria michavila, and the Minister of culture and Secretary General Javier Garcia Fernandez attended the meeting.

Acebes and michavila explained after the meeting that Cervera’s personal collection is worth 1 billion euros. In addition, lawyers for the former people’s party Minister revealed that in the past few months they have received three offers for Mata MUA from different collectors. One of them put $250 million on the table. The value of the table is 40 million euros. “But Carmen still wants her to stay in the museum instead of being forced to sell it,” michavila added. “I really want to stand out from the Baron collection that was acquired by the Spanish government in 1993, which is unparalleled in the world.”

Rodr í Guez Uribes stressed in his talk with Spain: “over the years, without agreement, uncertainty and temporality, we have successfully left more than 1 billion euros worth of collections in Spain, which is very good for Spain and the museum. From today on, it is one of the largest museums in Europe. We have given stability for 15 years, and the state has a final buying option, which means the return of Mata MUA and the reunion of two sets, the Baron and baroness. On the occasion of the Baron’s centenary, I think this agreement has historical value. ”

“I’m glad my collection didn’t leave Spain because I’m a very Spanish person and now I need some good news,” stressed the Baroness in a telephone conversation after the meeting with cultura. Gauguin’s work comes from pinacorka and three other paintings in his collection: Degas’s horse racing in the landscape (1894); Hopper’s Martha McCann of Wellfleet (1944) and Monet’s Charing Cross (1899). Mata MUA is the capital of Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen bornemisza, who sold his main collection to the national works group in 1993 for 270 million euros. Everyone goes back to the hall of the museum except the hopper. For sevella, it’s important where he is, because it also depends on where he finds a suitable place in the paintings of the villa Hermosa palace, where the museum is located.

Since Mariano Rajoy took over the portfolio, as many as 10 culture ministers have tried unsuccessfully to reach an agreement. “We’ve treated four people,” asebes said. “The deal with [Jose] girao was coming to an end, but then everything failed.” The Baroness confirmed that vice president Carmen Calvo played a very important role in the negotiations and met with her as Minister of culture. Guirao reached an agreement of 7 million euros within 15 years on the premise that Mata MUA, the gemstone in the collection, will remain in Spain. Cervera sympathizes with cultural figures who explain that a 500000 Euro tax rebate is necessary in this crisis. Uribe is committed to promoting one of the two institutions, the Thyssen San felieu de gouisoles Museum, and the Carmen Thyssen de maraga Museum opened by sevella.

The Baroness’s private collection includes more than 400 works, which have been deposited as a free loan under an agreement with the government since 1999, for which the government pays rent. These works complement the 800 state-owned paintings purchased by Spain from Baron Thyssen. In 2012, severa extracted John Constable’s sluice from his collection (1824) and auctioned it in London for 27.9 million euros. In order to collect sevela’s collection, the state funded the expansion of the Thyssen Museum and purchased two buildings near the villa hmosa palace, which increased the area of pinacotka by 50%.

The signing of the final contract will also be attended by the Baroness’s son, Borja Thyssen, a member of the board of directors of the Thyssen foundation, who will have to initialle the history of agreements and disagreements between the brewery and the Spanish government.