Design group Atelier Van Lieshout’s Domestikator sculpture, originally deemed too lewd for an installation outside the Louvre, will go on view outside the Centre Pompidou.“To have this major piece in front of the Pompidou is a victory,” says Julien Lombrail, director of the London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents the artists. “It’s an incredible moment for Paris and the public when we have so many issues surrounding art and censorship. It’s important for us to engage for the future.”
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Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1970
Lopez, sole heir to fortune of Mexico’s Jumex, the fruit juice company whose recent ten-year expenses totaled a reported $80 billion, is Mexico’s largest contemporary art collector.
His collection of more than 1,200 works, includes those by Olafur Elíasson, Francis Alys, Doug Aitken and Maurizio Cattelan.
Key works include Vik Muniz’s multi-sectioned C-print “Mass,” and Santiago Sierra’s social documentation “8-foot Line Tattooed on Six Remunerated People”. ( Include link to article “Elíasson and Thorsen give Serpentine Gallery new spin” )