On July 19 Fondation Louis Vuitton opened the Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection: The Best” exhibition in partnership with the Pushkin Museum Of Fine Arts.
All of the three floors of the mansion in Volkhonka Street will be occupied by 65 artworks made between 1947 and 2018 including paintings, sculptures, photographs, video and lighting installations. The exhibition is coordinated by Suzanne Pagé. The range of artworks includes masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Marina Abramovich, Banksy, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christian Boltanski, Cheng Yang, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky, and other famous artists.
The exhibition surrounds four main directions which encompass most of the modern art. The stress on the artist’s perception of the world is represented by the “contemplative art”: from Gerhard Richter to Dan Flavin and Sigmar Polke. They are contrasted by expressive artists who raise issues of life, death, love, fear, and loneliness: Yves Klein, Mark Bradford, and others alike. The “pop” vector with the newest trends is represented by the group headed by Warhol and Basquiat. The “audial” one is showcased by Marina Abramovich and Pierre Huyghe. The museum’s third floor tells the story of Fondation Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in the Bois de Boulogne. The building was finished in 2014 by deconstructionist Frank Gehry. The exhibition also tells a lot about the head of LVMH group Bernard Arnault.
Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Pushkin Museum have cooperated before. In 2016 and 2017 they brought the “New Painting Masterpieces: Sergey Schukin’s Collection” exhibition to Paris. This year the foundation’s exhibition is held alongside the one dedicated to Schukin brothers held in the museum’s main building. If you wish to trace the changes of art collector tendencies throughout last century, we strongly suggest you visit both exhibitions.
The exhibition by Fondation Louis Vuitton at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will be open for guests between June 19 and September 29, 2019.
Written by Polina Vorobyova
Translated by Tony Savosin