Agence France Presse reports on the show of Monets from the Marmottan museum in Paris currently mounted in a Shanghai shopping mall developed by one of the sponsors of the Armory Show:
The 40 Monet works drawn from the private Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris are arranged in chronological order and include some from his emblematic “Water Lilies” series.
Organisers hope between 200,000 and 300,000 people will view the three-month show, but will limit daily visitors to 3,000 over security concerns.
“I’ve heard a lot about Monet’s works, and I couldn’t wait to see them with my own eyes,” said visitor Regina Luo.
The exhibition is being mounted in the basement of Shanghai’s K11 Art Mall, a collection of designer boutiques and coffee shops interspersed with displays of art. […]
“K11 is located in the heart of the city, close to the people, and we wanted to reach people who traditionally don’t visit museums,” said the Marmottan museum’s assistant director Marianne Mathieu. “We wanted to bring the paintings to the people, and not ask them to go out of the city to see paintings.”