How much does the Louis Vuitton Foundation cost?

The museum opened to the public in October, at a reported cost of $143 million. However, in May 2017, Marianne, a French news magazine, revealed that the final cost of the building had been €780 million (close to $900 million).

What is the Louis Vuitton Foundation made of?

The building structure is made up of an assembly of white concrete blocks or ‘icebergs’ that are enveloped by 12 huge glass facades or ‘sails’. The curves and angles of the glass sails give the building a sense of transparency and movement, as well as to reflect the surrounding water and greenery.

Why was the Louis Vuitton Foundation built?

Introduction. The design for the building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation was commissioned by the owner and creator of the group of luxury items, Bernard Arnault, the architect Frank Gehry with the intention of opening a new space dedicated to contemporary artistic creation in all its forms.

How do I get into Louis Vuitton Foundation?

How to get to the Fondation Louis Vuitton. To get to the Foundation, you can take the metro line 1 to La Défense, and get off at Les Sablons station. Once you are in this station, take the exit Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Does Cartier own a Foundation for Contemporary Art?

As the first example of sponsorship in France, the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art has been championing contemporary artists for over 30 years.

Why do we have a Louis Vuitton Foundation?

The Fondation Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton Foundation) is a corporate foundation created in 2006 to promote art and culture, especially contemporary art. It also aims to perennialize the patronage actions undertaken by the LVMH group (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) since 1990.

Is Louis Vuitton Foundation worth visiting?

The Foundation Louis Vuitton is large, but not too large (looking at you Louvre). It has the perfect amount of quality art that makes the trip worth it, but doesn’t overwhelm you with chaotic quantity. Don’t go looking for fashion though, you won’t find anything with the “LV” emblem.

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