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Record Breaking Picasso Leaves Town

The PICASSO – Masterpieces from Musée National Picasso, Paris exhibition at Zagreb’s Klovic Palace Art Gallery has come to an end with more than 130,000 visitors passing through the doors.

Massive ques were formed down the street outside the gallery on the closing night as many left it to the last-minute to catch a glimpse of the Spaniards masterpieces. “On just the last day of the exhibition around 5,000 turned up,” said the gallery.

Visitors from all over Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand and China came to Croatia’s metropolis to check out over 670 million euros worth of masterpieces from Picasso. 56 paintings and 40 sculptures from Picasso’s collection were exhibited in Zagreb from 23 March. The gallery expected around 100,000 visitors to the exhibition before it opened, and with the final figure over 130,000, it makes it the most successful exhibition ever held in the gallery. The gallery says that the exhibition has generated 4 million kuna (535,000 euros) from the exhibition.

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