Daniel Buren à la Fondation Louis Vuitton

Daniel Buren à la Fondation Louis Vuitton

The French contemporary artist Daniel Buren, known for utilizing color and shapes in site specific works, has revamped the Foundation Louis Vuitton. Designed by the architect Frank Gehry, the Foundation was built to hold the collection of modern and contemporary art of Mr Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH, and as a center for artistic creation.


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The building is an assemblage of white blocks clad in panels of fiber-reinforced concrete, surrounded by twelve immense glass “sails” supported by wooden beams. The sails give the Fondation its transparency and sense of movement, while allowing the building to reflect the water, woods and garden and continually change with the light.

The artist has covered the 3,600 glass panels with a checkerboard of translucent colored gels, punctuated by panes of white stripes. The installation called“The Observatory of Light,” runs until the end of the year.

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Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris