This new contemporary art foundation in Paris was opened in 2006 by the LVMH Group to promote contemporary art, and the art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries to an audience of artists, intellectuals and collectors in France. The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry and is located in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.
The permanent collection has works by a range of contemporary artists categorised into expressionist style and contemplative style, and include works by Maurizio Cattelan, Isa Genken, Sigmar Polke, Tacita Dean, and Thomas Schutte.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation is very much aligned with the values of the LVMH group and their artistic and cultural heritage. It was the wish of Bernaud Arnault, CEO, to provide support for artistic and cultural programmes as well as architecture since the building is so distinctive by architect Frank Gehry. Frank Gehry is one of the greatest architects of our times, and the LVMH Group knew he would meet the challenge of designing an amazing monument of 21st century architecture.
I am looking forward to visiting the exhibitions this year, in particular the exhibition "Icons of Modern Art" which shows works of art from the collection of Sergei Shchukin and celebrates the Franco-Russian year of culture.