An accidental stroll through the cemetery on our way to the friends’ apartment. It wasn’t easy locating specific graves, boy was I glad we found them in the end.
It was a jour férié this past Tuesday (Armistice Day) so we spent a few hours at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Thanks to a tip-off from Lilian, we secured free tickets to the pre-opening weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed Taryn Simon’s exhibition and appreciated anecdotes (sometimes painfully honest) from the people who had toiled on the construction of the spectacular building.
The Frank Gehry-designed building itself generated most of the buzz long before the museum was scheduled to open and I think it most appropriate that this commission pays tribute to the nameless men and women who had helped make the building a reality. A must-see even for contemporary art skeptics.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, avenue Mahatma Gandhi, Bois du Boulogne, 75116 Paris, France