It took a bill in the French Senate to get the $200m Frank Gehry-designed LVMH museum in the Bois de Boulogne approved, but approved it is. Plans to build the museum will resume:
The museum will hold Arnault’s vast corporate and private collections of art, including 20th-century classics from Picasso, Yves Klein, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol mixed with modern work by Agnes Martin, Frank Serra, Jeff Koons and Pierre Huyghe.
Earlier this year, the administrative tribunal of Paris, a part of the national judiciary system, had revoked the center’s building permit citing its apparent encroachment on the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a childrens park next to the building site. Opponents to the site had also complained that a new building would disrupt the verdant peace of the historic park.
Christophe Girard, the deputy mayor in charge of culture of the city of Paris and the director of marketing strategy for the fashion sector of LVMH, filed and won an appeal.