Bet on the Bourse

by Kasey Caminiti | May 24, 2021 12:30 pm

François Pinault[1], the founder of the luxury group Kering[2] (parent company of fashion houses like Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Saint Laurent) and the investment company Artémis, has opened the doors of his newest museum, the Bourse de Commerce[3], in Paris after two decades of planning.

Housing Pinault’s extensive contemporary artwork collection of more than 5,000 pieces by Cindy Sherman[4], Kerry James Marshall, Urs Fischer and David Hammons, the Les Halles institution (located near The Louvre) is destined to be on any art lover’s must-visit list. Also on display in the circular building are 5,000 modernist masterworks by Piet Mondrian and Mark Rothko.

Bourse de Commerce museum

Bourse de Commerce museum

Following a $195 million renovation by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (who also reimagined Pinault’s two Venice, Italy museums, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana), the over-100,000-square foot space boasts massive galleries for art, cultural programming and events as well as a 284-seat theater and restaurant, La Halle aux Grains. Sweeping views from the 84-year-old billionaire’s museum, an 18th-century building, which once housed the French stock exchange, showcase the Église Saint-Eustache, the new canopy of Les Halles and the Centre Pompidou.

Click through the gallery above for a look at the Bourse de Commerce museum.

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