The Louis Vuitton Foundation Art Museum in Paris
The Louis Vuitton Foundation Art Museum in Paris
January 14, 2015 by admin

Louis Vuitton Foundation Art Museum

Commissioned by LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a spectacular contemporary art museum and cultural center run by the legendary LVMH and its subsidiaries. Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the $143-million glass museum opened in Paris in October 2014.

Adjacent to the Jardin d’Acclimation in Bois de Boulogne of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is the first major private cultural initiative in France, which will revert ownership to Paris in 55 years. Combining striking modern architecture with rich historical reference, Gehry drew inspiration for the Foundation’s design from the Grand Palais, the Palais d’Hiver, and the Palmarium, among others, supporting a long standing tradition of glass architecture in Paris dating back to the 19th century glass garden buildings. Revisiting his love of marine imagery, Gehry’s gallery spaces, covered in white fiber-enforced concrete panels, are called icebergs, which are enveloped by 12 glass panels called sails.

The museum’s collection, unveiled in three stages from October 2014 to September 2015, is a combination of pieces owned by LVMH and Bernard Arneault, as well as site-specific commissioned works. Showcasing pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Ellsworth Kelly, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, Sarah Morris, and Christian Boltanski, combined with the bold, avant-garde architecture with traditional influences, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a true expression of artistic vision, which promotes and supports contemporary artistic creation and discussion among intellectuals, artists, and the public.

Boasting an impressive 41,441 square feet, the two-storey Louis Vuitton Foundation is home to 11 galleries, multilevel rooftop terraces for events and art installations, and a 350-seat auditorium, making it a beautiful and unique location for private events and cultural discovery. Contact your bespoke luxury concierge company Pure Entertainment Group to arrange a private guided visit, luxury lifestyle experiences or to organize one-of-a-kind events at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

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The Louis Vuitton Foundation Art Museum in Paris
January 14, 2015 by admin

Louis Vuitton Foundation Art Museum

Commissioned by LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a spectacular contemporary art museum and cultural center run by the legendary LVMH and its subsidiaries. Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the $143-million glass museum opened in Paris in October 2014.

Adjacent to the Jardin d’Acclimation in Bois de Boulogne of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is the first major private cultural initiative in France, which will revert ownership to Paris in 55 years. Combining striking modern architecture with rich historical reference, Gehry drew inspiration for the Foundation’s design from the Grand Palais, the Palais d’Hiver, and the Palmarium, among others, supporting a long standing tradition of glass architecture in Paris dating back to the 19th century glass garden buildings. Revisiting his love of marine imagery, Gehry’s gallery spaces, covered in white fiber-enforced concrete panels, are called icebergs, which are enveloped by 12 glass panels called sails.

The museum’s collection, unveiled in three stages from October 2014 to September 2015, is a combination of pieces owned by LVMH and Bernard Arneault, as well as site-specific commissioned works. Showcasing pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Ellsworth Kelly, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, Sarah Morris, and Christian Boltanski, combined with the bold, avant-garde architecture with traditional influences, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a true expression of artistic vision, which promotes and supports contemporary artistic creation and discussion among intellectuals, artists, and the public.

Boasting an impressive 41,441 square feet, the two-storey Louis Vuitton Foundation is home to 11 galleries, multilevel rooftop terraces for events and art installations, and a 350-seat auditorium, making it a beautiful and unique location for private events and cultural discovery. Contact your bespoke luxury concierge company Pure Entertainment Group to arrange a private guided visit, luxury lifestyle experiences or to organize one-of-a-kind events at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Email concierge@purentonline.com for The Louis Vuitton Foundation details and availability

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