The Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum/cultural center appeared to be just as packed and busy as I would imagine it was when it first opened its doors back in 2014. After queuing (which I detest) outdoors for almost an hour without a pre-booked ticked, I finally made it past the airport-style security check and made it inside.
As I typically frequent Tokyo’s Espace Louis Vuitton whenever I’m back home in the city, I was excited to discover what the more expansive Parisian sister version Fondation Louis Vuitton had to offer.
Works by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).
The exhibition Icons of Modern Art – The Collection Shchukin, which included works by names such as Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Monet, etc. was on display and its exhibition catalogues were selling like hot cakes in the gift shop.
Woman in Black, c.1876, oil on canvas, by Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
Works in the permanent collection by Alexandre Rodtchenko (1891-1956).
An initial sketch (2014) by renowned architect Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton building, shown as part of the permanent exhibition Architectural Journal Frank Gehry.
Architectural model for Fondation Louis Vuitton.