Carlos Slim, the world's wealthiest man, will open his own art museum in Mexico later this month. Designed by his son-in-law, Fernando Romero, the building will house and present works from his collection of 66,000 items, which includes works by Mexican artists such as Diego Rivera as well as European masters.
Described as a shimmering aluminium-clad structure resembling a saddle horn, the Soumaya Museum (named after his late wife) will tower 150 feet into the air with five stories of exhibition space totalling 183,000 square feet. Read more…
Image: Slim Carlos' new Soumaya Museum, Mexico