The Fondation Louis Vuitton Art Museum in France Opens This October

Eight years after Bernard Arnaud, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first announced the project, the Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum will finally open its doors on October 27. Located west of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne district and constructed at a rumored cost of $136 million, the museum will showcase works from the 20th and 21st centuries and will draw from the LVMH corporate collection, an initiative spearheaded by Arnault (himself a noted art collector).

Details are still to come on which artists and artworks might appear in the inaugural exhibits, but the museum has confirmed that it will devote space to a show chronicling architect Frank Gehry’s design of its 126,000-square-foot building—a dreamlike confection assembled from a dozen glass “sails.” (www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr)

Street photography is stepping into a thrilling new era...
“It really was a gap in art history,” Falconer says...
The April 28 sale will focus on the iconic photographer’s images of the American West…
Detective Don Hrycyk has returned an estimated $121 million in stolen works to their rightful...
The Solid Fountain Pen Gold Edition’s barrel is constructed entirely from 14-karat gold…
Photo by Leslie Bird
The Oakland Athletics enjoyed a dynastic run of success in the 1970s, winning three World Series in...
Photo by Christie’s Images LTD.
In 2006, Bonhams London introduced an annual auction as curious as the objects it proffered. Called...
Photo by he Weinstein Company
Bonhams attributes the high realized price in part to The Imitation Game, the recent film about...
Photo by Christie’s Images LTD.
King John of Saxony commissioned a young Dresden coachbuilder to create a sweet town coach...
Photo by Capital Records LLC
“American Pie” topped the Billboard charts shortly after its 1971 release...