Leonard A. Lauder on Juan Gris's Still Life with Checked Tablecloth


Does a collector ever stop collecting? The year after Leonard A. Lauder announced he would donate his Cubist collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Juan Gris’s Still Life with Checked Tablecloth came up at auction. In this video, Lauder explains why he felt this work had to be included in the Met’s Cubism collection and his curator, Professor Emily Braun, takes a close look at the composition and conservation of this Cubist masterpiece. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.