MoMA in Paris: Great Minds Think Alike...
... Yet fools never differ!
In this case, it is definitely the meeting of a few great minds that convinced the MoMA to send over 200 pieces from its collection to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, making it the largest loan from MoMA to date. The exhibit, aptly called "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris," is an intelligent and exceptionally curated show highlighting the history and collection of the MoMA since its inception in 1929. The exhibit is set up chronologically and embraces significant moments in the museum's history.
Laid out over three floors, the exhibition opens with some of the museum's most iconic works, such as Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad, the first major painting acquired by the museum. The second section is dedicated to Minimalism and Pop Art, while the final section located on the top floor displays contemporary works, most of which were acquired within the past two years. Expect to see names ranging from Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella and many, many more.
Visiting the exhibit on the opening night, I was in awe of not only the power of the show itself, but also by the futuristic architecture of the Frank Gehry designed building. Thoroughly inspired, I returned the following day in a few graphic fashion items that resonated for me with the structure. I am wearing a Frederick Anderson wool hand-knit chevron sweater, Frame black jeans, Saint Laurent glossy leather boots, Ray Ban sunglasses and a Perrin Paris lace-up clutch. When it got a little cool, I threw on my favorite Giambattista Valli floral embroidered bomber. All of these items are available to shop below except the bomber jacket, which is sadly not this current season. That said, I have pulled a few other fabulous floral bombers by MM6 Maison Margiela, Gucci and Muveil that I also love and are available to buy now!
Being Modern: MoMA in Paris runs from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018 and is NOT to be missed!
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Photography by Alina Kolot