Monnaie de Paris - 4 examples

The Monnaie de Paris is the oldest coin-minting facility in the world, and it has been situated at 11 Quai de Conti since it first opened in 1775. It was renovated back in 2017 and is now an art museum that welcomes visitors to explore its exhibitions devoted to artisan crafts, the theme of minting, and collections of heritage art.

The permanent collection at Monnaie de Paris mirrors the temporary works of contemporary and modern art. Each year, the museum also holds numerous art exhibitions from diverse contemporary artists, such as Yoko Ono, Maurizio Cattelan, Jef Geys, Jannis Kounellis, Bertrand Lavier, and Subodh Gupta.

Why did Subodh Gupta create his skull sculpture Very Hungry God?

If you have ever had a chance to go to an Indian kitchen, then you will have easily noticed stainless steel containers, pots, and pans. Indian artist Subodh Gupta used some of these materials and turned recycled stainless steel containers into a giant, glittering skull sculpture called Very Hungry God (2006). Gupta is known …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of …

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Hitler sculpture – World’s worst criminal regrets his sins

Adolf Hitler on his knees How much penance do the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed in his lifetime require to be forgiven? This is perhaps the question which Maurizio Cattelan wanted to arouse in his audience when he drew a picture of the fascist leader in a kneeling position. There is nothing wrong with someone …

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