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Three museums are set to open in France this fall, and the only masks required for entry will be forand . These new attractions are joining the ranks of .
According to the, art collector Francois Ollandini recently immersed three sculptures by Marc Petit in the Mediterranean Sea, beneath the Isolella Tower near Ajaccio, a town on the French island of Corsica. Seven other sculptures by the artist can already be seen at the site. Meanwhile, a sculpture of the goddess Gaia is submerged in the water in front of Lazaret Ollandini, the collector’s home and private museum dedicated to the Petit’s work.
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For his creative-star client, designer James Huniford carves out a serene urban refuge from three adjacent duplex units , each with access to a rooftop terrace. “Ford and I talked about a soothing, monochrome palette and lean furniture arrangements that emphasize the sculptural qualities of the pieces on display,” he adds. Huniford seconds the notion: “The luxury of this apartment is about the space. We didn’t feel like it needed to be littered with furniture.
Ollandini also commissioned another 18 other sculptures from Petit, which he hopes to install in a fishing- and sailing-free zone on the coast north of Ajaccio. Their final location, however, has yet to be chosen.
Marseille’s newest snorkeling attraction,, is scheduled to open on Sept. 24 and will also receive a Petit sculpture. This underwater museum will include 10 pieces, each from a different artist. The sculptures will be installed 16 feet under the water of the beach Les Catalans, .
And in 2010, British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor founded Museo Subacuático de Arte, an underwater sculpture museum found at a location off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Six years later, he created. Now, he will also contribute to the efforts underway in France, creating six pieces for a November submarine display located south of the island of Sainte Marguerite in the Bay of Cannes, Matador Network reports. Like his previous works, which can also be found in the Caribbean and Indonesia, the sculptures in France will be made with materials that promote a healthy environment for the local marine life.
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