As a bit of a consolation prize the Kimbell will receive two other sculptures from the Burnett Foundation, Henry Moore's Figure in Shelter, and Fernand Leger's La Fleur qui Marche. Both of these used to be on the Kimbell lawn and are now in storage while the museum begins preparation for the construction of its new building. The new structure designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop will allow the Kimbell for the first time to exhibit most of its permanent collection while also hosting major special exhibitions and will also add studios, classrooms and an auditorium. That building is set to open in 2013.
Sotheby's will sell the Matisse Backs as a group but a date has not been announced yet. Some speculate that the pieces will go as a group to another museum, perhaps one with deep pockets like the Getty or an omnivorous collector like Roman Abramovich or Eli Broad.