press release

The Collection of the Fondation, a new selection of works
A Vision for Painting
February 20–August 26, 2019

The Collection of the Fondation, a new selection of works, A Vision for Painting” brings together 72 works by 23 artists representing different horizons and generations with most of the works presented here for the first time. The exhibition, displayed across three floors of the building and on the terrace, is shown simultaneously with the exhibition, The Courtauld Collection, A Vision for Impressionism. The two exhibitions come together through the presentation painting.

The exhibition shows how formal modes and expressions of painting have been renewed since 1960 to today: figurative or abstract, manufactured or mechanic, inhabited or distant, it is at times displayed in dialogue with sculptures and installations. A body of monographic works alternate with groupings of different artists, brought together by their formal expression.

Two questions lead to the choice: How do artists create using traditional painting materials: gesture, surface, colour, light? How does painting extend its boundaries today, by taking over other techniques and developing other strategies in relation to space?

The exhibition presents works by: Bas Jan Ader, Carl Andre, Mark Bradford, Robert Breer, Daniel Buren, Dan Flavin, Bernard Frize, Wade Guyton, Raymond Hains, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Nick Mauss, Joan Mitchell, François Morellet, Albert Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Jesus Rafael Soto, Pierre Soulages, Ettore Spalletti, Niele Toroni, Christopher Wool.

The Courtauld Collection and the new selection of works from The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Collection are in line with the Fondation’s mission and priority, since its opening, to highlight the fundamental links.