The exhibition brings together more than 130 works from three continents, from the most famous museums and private collections, from the United States to Singapore and from Britain to Russia, including a large number of paintings from the Picasso Museum in Paris and the collection of Jonas Netter - the main patrons of Modigliani in his lifetime.
The story of Amadeo Modigliani, a painter and sculptor whose career and life were cut short so early, could hardly have been more dramatic: at the young age of 11 Modigliani suffered from severe pleurisy. In 1898, at the age of 14, he contracted typhoid fever, a disease that was considered fatal at the time. He later contracted chronic tuberculosis, which ultimately cost him his life at the young age of 35. Two days after his death, his fiancée Jeanne Ebuterne (who was eight months pregnant) committed suicide. All his life Modigliani suffered from poverty, strokes of fate, drugs and severe illness, and his earnings as an artist were only enough to pay rent and basic necessities. Today, Amedeo Modigliani's works are considered some of the most expensive, with individual paintings costing nine-figure sums.