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A decisive visit
Frank Gehry, the deconstructivist architect, and Bernard Arnault, the CEO of the LVMH group, met at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain) in 2001. The contemporary and expressionist architecture of the building immediately appealed to the art lover Bernard Arnault. He asked Gehry to design the future museum he planned to build in Paris. After the architect’s visit to the site proposed by LVMH, the Louis Vuitton Foundation project was launched in 2006. After six years of work, the building, which links the Bois de Boulogne to the south with the Jardin d’Acclimatation to the north, was inaugurated in 2014.
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