LVMH museum finally set to open
Frank Gehry-designed museum will promote “emerging scenes and young artists”
By Gareth Harris. Web only
Published online: 16 December 2013
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of the French luxury goods group LVMH Louis Vuitton—Moët Hennessy, is due to open his long-awaited museum in Paris next year. The €100m building was originally scheduled to launch by 2012 in the Bois de Boulogne district in the west of Paris. Designed by Frank Gehry, the museum will house the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation.
A spokeswoman for Arnault confirmed that the venue will open next spring, adding that the new museum, led by the French curator Suzanne Pagé, will provide a platform for established artists and “young artists from emerging scenes worldwide”. An exhibition of works drawn from the Louis Vuitton Foundation at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009 included works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cao-Fei, Ryan Trecartin and Cyprien Gaillard.
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