Declassified papers reveal Margaret Thatcher’s spirited campaign to get the Thyssen collection

An article by Martin Bailey published on March 3rd in The Art Newspaper tells us why the Thyssen collection is now in Madrid and how Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher unsuccessfully tried to bring it to the UK.

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Image : The Baron and Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza at their Swiss mansion, Villa Favorita, in 1989, with Pablo Picasso’s “Harlequin with a Mirror”. Photo: © Chema Conesa