“Art Lovers”, a selection of forty major art works from the Pinault collection, works especially chosen to illustrate the links and relationship, visible or secret, with anterior works.
The idea of the intertextuality of art “in the second degree” is thus the recurrent theme in the choice of works presented at Monaco, bringing together some of the most famous pieces of art of the collection along with rarer works, including fifteen never before shown in earlier exhibitions.
Through quotations, allusions, references, parodies, praise, criticism, diversion, remakes, appropriation, reuse etc, “Art Lovers” will explore the extraordinary dynamics of inspiration, of transformation, of the production of forms and ideas emerging from the diversity of the intertwining relationships between the art works. A positive dynamic, owning nothing to backward-looking signs of reverence or of regret.
The exhibition “Art Lovers” bears witness to the diversity of the Pinault collection in bringing together paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, and drawings of artists of the generations from the sixties to the present from diverse geographic origins (Europe, America, Asia, Middle East): Adel Abdessemed, Maurizio Cattelan, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Chen Zhen, Marlene Dumas, Urs Fischer, Dan Flavin, Paul Fryer, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, Subodh Gupta, David Hammons, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Bertrand Lavier, Louise A. Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, Takashi Murakami, Giulio Paolini, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Charles Ray, Rudolf Stingel, Sturtevant, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Javier Téllez, Piotr Uklanski, Rachel Whiteread, Yan Pei-Ming, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Huan.
And in echo of the exhibition, three works by Thomas Schütte, Subodh Gupta and Urs Fischer have been presenting in the rooms of the Prince’s Palace open to visitors.