ON OCT. 27, 2014 the long-awaited Louis Vuitton Foundation ( fondationlouisvuitton.fr ) opens in the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a landmark Paris garden and children’s amusement park founded by Napoléon III in 1860. The private museum, in a spectacular new building by Frank Gehry, will house the foundation’s late-modern and contemporary art collection and works belonging to Bernard Arnault , CEO of the foundation’s parent company, LVMH .
The building by itself is really something. Ghery is the architect of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain, and it’s obviously the same inspiration, ( but glass replace metal in that case).
Instead of taking the shuttle that will take hours from the top of Champs Elysee, to the museum, I suggets to get off metro at Sablon on ligne 1 and cross the Jardin d’acclimatation (free if you bought your museum ticket on line) to join the back entry.
Inside the museum, you will see some of the late modern art masterpieces bought by Bernard Arnault himself during the last decades. like often with modern art, it’s a question of personal taste, but some galleries are really interesting.