MOMA at Louis Vuitton Foundation…and of course more food

The current exhibit at the Louis Vuitton Foundation is an installation called Being Modern, MOMA in Paris.  It is really well done.  It features a wide range of art that has been collected by the MOMA since 1929 starting with minimalism to pop art.  Each piece is tagged with the name of the artist, when it was done, why the MOMA collected it and what was happening at that time that made them collect it.  Extremely educational and beautiful at the same time.  We spent almost three hours there.

Edward Hopper.

Gustav Klimt

Piet Mondrian

Rene Magritte

Frida Kahlo

Walt Disney

Mark Rothko

Georgia O’Keefe

Frank Stella

United Nations Headquarters Windows, Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer

Ellsworth Kelly

Andy Warhol, the entire soup collection.

Roy Lichenstein

Jeff Wall

Yayoi Kusama

Gerhard Richter

Roman Onak, Measuring the Universe.  You go into this room and someone measures your height and pens in your name and the date.  Really quite interesting in regards to the average height.

The MOMA began collecting icons.  This is obviously the Google Map location icon.

Kerry James Marshall

Ian Cheng

Mark Bradford

This waterfall outside flows into the pools surrounding the building.  Quite beautiful Frank Gehry building.


We were hungry and made our way back to the 6th to have a bite at L’Avant Comptoir.  It was quite packed for the afternoon.  Had been there this past summer and wasn’t as good as last time we were there.  The tuna tartare was my favorite dish of the few we had.

Home for a few before dinner.  Incredible art day.



Comments (Archived):

  1. LE

    When Warhol did Cambells people actually ate that stuff. I remember the cans growing up. [1] I wonder what Warhol would do today. It wouldn’t be Campbells. What would it be?[1] Ugg. The gristle on the chicken in the noodle soup.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Good question

    2. awaldstein

      Warhol and what he did with the factory wouldn’t exist today as what Lichtenstein with Benday dots of a brushstroke wouldn’t.They are within context of shifting perceptions of a particular time.The genius in in articulating that shift. That is how the history of art and expression works.

  2. P Donohue

    I swear I have seen 1/2 of these in the NY MOMA. I am certain about the Yayoi Kusama chair, as I analyzed that one for a long time, as I did the Frank Stella antenna array (I see antennas), and maybe the Rothco and the Bradford pieces too.

    1. Gotham Gal

      You probably have.