The Louis Vuitton Foundation goes Russian
Publish on Friday, 4 November 2016
The Franco-Russian year of cultural tourism began in April 2016 and, to end it in true Parisian style, the Louis Vuitton Foundation has partnered with two of Russia’s most famous museum to offer a unique Chtchoukine retrospective.
"Icons of Modern Art" in the spotlight
Passionate about art and a patron of exceptional importance, Sergei Chtchoukine was both a visionary and a genius collector. He knew the greatest art dealers of his time and he also established direct links with many notable artists including Monet and Matisse. He was also captivated and influenced by the works of Cézanne, Gauguin, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and also Van Gogh, Renoir and Picasso. His vision of art encompassed Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Cubism. From 22nd October 2016 to 20th February 2017, well over 130 masterpieces by these much-loved masters will be on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The Frank Gehry-designed Foundation enjoys an incomparable location amid lush greenery in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne.
A partnership between Russian and French museums
This exceptionally rich and varied exhibition is the result of a unique collaboration between the Louis Vuitton Foundation on one side and two of the most prestigious Russian museums on the other. In order to reconstruct the path of Sergei Chtchoukine through the revolution and the artistic ferment of the early twentieth century, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Pushkin in Moscow have lent their most significant works. The "Icons of Modern Art" exhibition is probably your only chance to see many of these impressionist paintings in one place and it’s a fitting climax to a year of Franco-Russian cultural tourism.
Don’t miss the artistic event of the year! It’s just a few stops by metro from the Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris.