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US News The Louvre is auctioning off paintings offered by artists

19:15  27 november  2020
19:15  27 november  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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The Louvre (English: /ˈluːv(rə)/ LOOV(-rə)), or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre [myze dy luvʁ] (listen)), is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France.

Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp scandalized the art world when he painted a mustache on a shoddy reproduction. This month the Louvre is mounting a major da Vinci exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist ’s death. The Louvre kept an empty space open for the vanished painting .

L'opération © Ludovic Marin / AFP The operation "Bid for the Louvre, Bid for the Louvre" will offer 24 "lots" online. An operation set up with the Drouot hotel and the Christie's auction house, from December 1 to 15.

Le Louvre will offer for the first time at auction works offered by artists and unusual and exceptional experiences, in cooperation with major patrons, in order to finance a vast educational workshop project.

It will thus be possible to buy a painting by Soulages from 1962 (estimate 800,000 / 1,200,000 euros) or experiences never offered before, such as attending the annual examination of the Mona Lisa outside his window (10,000 / 30,000 euros) or walk the roofs of the museum in the company of the artist JR (6,000 / 12,000 euros).

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Louvre , the national museum and art gallery of France, housed in part of a large palace in Paris. It is the world’s most-visited art museum, with Under Francis I, only a small portion of the present Louvre was completed, under the architect Pierre Lescot . This original section is today the southwestern part

The Louvre 's collection of paintings dates back to the reign of Francis I of France, who sought to create a gallery of art in his château at Fontainebleau A series of paintings by artists such as Hubert Robert depict views of the galleries in their early state, and show how the paintings were hung.

The "Bid for the Louvre, Bid for the Louvre" operation will offer 24 "lots" online. An operation set up with the Drouot hotel and the Christie's auction house, from December 1 to 15, in partnership with Cartier, Christian Dior Couture, Christian Dior Parfums, Le Meurice, Moët Hennessy, Off-White, Ritz Paris, Vacheron Constantin and Louis Vuitton.

"The earnings will be devoted entirely to solidarity and educational projects of the museum," said a statement.

In the "Studio", a new space of 1,150 m2, workshops must introduce families, school groups and vulnerable groups to the techniques of plastic arts from autumn 2021.

For the operation of these workshops dear to the president of the Louvre Jean- Luc Martinez, 800,000 euros are needed, out of a total budget of the Louvre of 230 million euros.

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This operation "has nothing to do with the health crisis: it had been imagined in 2019, and had to take place online because our audience is international", he told AFP.

"On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, artists have expressed themselves, offering works: it is a question of underlining the link which unites the Louvre to contemporary art", he observed.

Besides Soulages, creations by Johan Creten, Candida Höfer, Eva Jospin, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Xavier Veilhan will be offered.

The American designer and stylist Virgil Abloh and the big luxury houses are strongly involved in the most original design of the lots, planned for one, two, five, ten people ...

Among them, a romantic evening on the 'Arc du Carrousel while enjoying a "picnic" prepared by the Meurice, a concert in the former reception hall of the kings of France, or a trip to the three Louvre (Paris, Lens and Abu Dhabi).

Mr. Martinez stressed that the museum does not transfer any work from its collections, by virtue of the principle of inalienability.

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