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Mary McCartney: Moment of Affection


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Photo by Lionel Barbe.
© Fondation Carmignac
Photo by Marc Domage.
Bruce Nauman
One Hundred Fish Fountain
© Fondation Carmignac
Photo by Marc Domage.
Left : Martial Raysse, Untitled, 1962. © Adagp, Paris 2018
Center : Andy Warhol, Lenin, 1986. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Adagp, Paris 2018
Right : Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Adagp, Paris 2018.
Roy Lichtenstein
Collage for Nude with red Shirt
Mixed medias
99.5 x 82.5 cm
© Collection Carmignac / The estate of Roy Lichtenstein New York/Adagp, Paris 2017.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
© The Estate of Jean Michel Basquiat / Adagp, Paris 2018.
© Fondation Carmignac
Photo by Marc Domage.
Ugo Rondinone
Fondation Carmignac
© Marc Domage.
Photo by Lionel Barbe.

Fondation Carmignac’s Mediterranean Villa Opens on Porquerolles Island

By Pearl Fontaine

August 13, 2018

Earlier this summer, Fondation Carmignac debuted its newest location on Porquerolles Island, just off the southern coast of France. Nestled amid the foliage of a national park, visitors will find the Mediterranean villa that is now home to the contemporary works from the Carmignac Collection. There, the latest exhibition, “Sea of Desire,” is on view through November 4.

The villa, a farmhouse renovated by Henri Vidal in the 1980s, now features ceilings that create underwater-like spaces with natural light for displaying artwork and a gallery space beneath the surface of the original structure, built to comply with the regulations of the park in which it resides. The Porquerolles Island gallery also includes a natural garden with works inspired by the island, designed to preserve the magical landscape that surrounds the villa.

Open Gallery

Photo by Lionel Barbe.

The show “Sea of Desire,” named for Ed Ruscha’s painting bearing the same phrase, serves as a journey guided by our innate desires that is meant to allow the viewer to lose themselves in the art.

Through a series of eight chapters, including “Brave New World Revisited” and “Pop Icons Reloaded,” visitors explore the dualistic meanings of the each phrase (first, the drive of Eros and our desire for beauty, and second, our attraction to drama and the potential for destruction that comes with it). On display are works by artists like Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Sandro Botticelli, in addition to a selection of younger artists.

Open Gallery

© Fondation Carmignac
Photo by Marc Domage.
Andy WarholEd RuschaFondation CarmignacGerhard RichterJean Michel BasquiatRoy LichtensteinSandro Botticelli


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