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Frank Gehry's "Haute Couture" Art Gallery for the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Frank Gehry's "Haute Couture" Art Gallery for the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Frank Gehry's "Haute Couture" Art Gallery for the Fondation Louis Vuitton, The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Bois de Boulogne is set to open this fall. Image © victortsu via Flickr
The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Bois de Boulogne is set to open this fall. Image © victortsu via Flickr

Because of - rather than in spite of - Frank Gehry's seeming inability to design something rectilinear, CEO of Louis Vuitton Bernard Arnault specifically sought him out to design the Fondation Louis Vuitton, a private art gallery in Paris. Arnault asked Gehry to create something worthy of the foundation's first artistic act; "a haute couture building." The resulting glass palace is immediately recognizable as a Frank Gehry design, with a form that conjures images of sailboats and fish. In this article for Vanity Fair, Critic Paul Goldberger considers the building within the prestigious history of Paris museums, and within Gehry's larger body of work. Click here to read the story.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Frank Gehry's "Haute Couture" Art Gallery for the Fondation Louis Vuitton" 23 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/540391/frank-gehry-s-haute-couture-art-gallery-for-the-fondation-louis-vuitton/> ISSN 0719-8884

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