Hurry up if you wish to see exhibition Icons of Modern Art, the Shchukin Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton!
The outstanding private art collection of Sergei Shchukin is a must-see at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. There are long line-ups every day to see masterpieces of Monet, Degas, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and other prestigious names from the art history. The artworks were hidden for a long time in the Moscow mansion of the super-rich collector and have never been sent out of Russia. This is the very first time even for some of the finest French impressionist and post-impressionist art to appear public. I was particularly surprising to see Les Mouettes, one of the most famous Monet paintings. As the organizers say: “This is a historic event which will have people coming from all over the world, something we are not likely to see again for a while”. The show which runs until February 2017 also includes 30 major pieces from the Russian avant-garde suprematist constructivist movements, loaned by the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow and the Russian Museum in St Petersburg.