Venice is quickly shaping up into a battleground between the art collections of fashion magnates. Francois Pinault’s multiple venues in the city square off against Miuccia Prada’s new show space:
“For me, the thinking behind art is always more important than the aesthetic,” says the 62-year-old designer, wearing a blouse embroidered with green triangles and a black apron over a white skirt.
As a result, an eclectic group of paintings, film, photos and sculptures—some created as recently as this year—are jumbled together in the 300-year-old Ca’ Corner della Regina, a frescoed building of molded ceilings and marble floors. In exchange for restoring the building, the Prada Foundation gets to use it for up to 12 years.
A New Look at the Art of Prada (Not Clothes) (Wall Street Journal)