The Collection of the Fondation: A Vision for Painting – Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© The Estate of Robert Breer ; © ADAGP, Paris 2019 ; © Guyton Wade ; © Succession Raymond Hains Photo : © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© The Estate of Joan Mitchell © ADAGP, Paris 2019 ; Photo : © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Yayoi Kusama Photo : © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


The Fondation Louis Vuitton displays a new selection of 70 works from the collection and gathers 23 international artists from the 1960s to the present day around one main theme : painting.

This takes many forms: figurative or abstract, expressive or distanced. Relief pieces are contrasted with each other. Rooms devoted to Joan Mitchell, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ettore Spalletti, Yayoi Kusama and Jesús Rafael Soto alternate with thematic collections on abstraction, space and colour. The hanging shows the ways in which painting never ceases to reinvent itself and transgresses its own rules, drawing on current techniques for reproduction.