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Exhibition: Bernar Venet at Perrotin, the alliance of the old lion of art and the young wolf of business


DECRYPTION - The sculptor returns to the gallery in Paris, after 22 years, with three exhibitions at the market conquistador and a monumental installation, Place Vendôme. Why this unprecedented marriage and what consequences for both parties?

Bernar Venet, 82 years old on April 20, is the jovial lord of Muy (Var) in his foundation that he created, ten years ago, a paradise of art and sculpture where the Nartuby river flows, at the foot of the mill.

A silhouette of a young man by a seasoned artist.

A Provençal charm that familiarizes, welcomes, laughs, and does not exclude business sense, the obsession of the collector, the bulimia of the creator and a certain cunning.

A stunning dynamism that translates into huge, spectacular projects, such as

L'Arc Majeur


"the largest steel sculpture in the world"

which since October 23, 2019 embraces the E411, one of the busiest motorways in Europe in Belgium, between Namur and Luxembourg.

Emmanuel Perrotin, 54, is an art market phenomenon.

A French-style self-made man, not burdened with diplomas, with one goal in mind, to remain in international competition by opening up his capital to investors.

A visionary more than an esthete who anticipated our world...

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Source: lefigaro

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