The Louis Vuitton Foundation Presents 'Being Modern: MoMA In Paris'

by Flaunt Intern

Ellsworth Kelly, Colors for a Large Wall. 1952. Oil on Canvas, sixty-four panels. 7'10 1/2" x 7'10 1/2" (240 x 240 cm). 

Ellsworth Kelly, Colors for a Large Wall. 1952. Oil on Canvas, sixty-four panels. 7'10 1/2" x 7'10 1/2" (240 x 240 cm). 


The Louis Vuitton Foundation was created in 2006 to promote art, culture, and according to the foundation's site, "support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience." 

The foundation's latest project (led by Frank Gehry) required partnering with New York's MoMA to ship more than 200 artworks from the museum to bring the exhibit, Being Modern: MoMA in Paris to life. This exhibit will explore the wide range of artworks that the museum has acquired over the years. Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, and more will be included.

Not only were artworks shipped but objects from MoMA's archives were shipped as well, making this the museum's largest loan to date. And the foundation didn't forget anything, they also included children and family activities, such as interactive games, in hopes of teaching and capturing the interest of youngsters. 

Many of these pieces will be shown for the first in Paris, while others will celebrate a homecoming. The exhibit openedOctober 11 and will be on display until March 5, 2018. For more information head to the exhibit's homepage on the Louis Vuitton Foundation site. 


Written by Evelyn Mateos

Title Image: Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans. 1962. Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two canvases. Each Canvas 20 x 16" (50.8 x 40.6 cm).