Belgian businessman donates art masterpieces to UN Children's Fund

24 July 2001

A Belgian businessman has bequeathed a collection of art masterpieces potentially worth $40 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN agency announced today.

The unprecedented gift includes works by Picasso, Miro and Leger and will be auctioned on 6 November at Rockefeller Center in New York City, according to a UNICEF spokesman in Geneva.

The collection was donated to UNICEF by the late Belgian businessman, Rene Gaffe.


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