Punta della Dogana – Francois Pinalut Art Collection

Punta Della Dogana - Venice Italy museum

The world’s economy may be in shambles, but in some corners of the art world …. it is thriving. Center stage is Venice’s Punta della Dogana.

In Venice Italy, a large art exhibition is now on view in two historic buildings. June marked the opening of a new museum in Venice, dedicated to contemporary art, at Punta della Dogana.

Punta della Doganais a historic complex that was built back in the 17h century. Many years ago, it once served as a the Venetian Republic Customs House, but recently redesigned by famous architect Tadao Ando.

Punta della Doganais was envisioned as a single artistic journey. The exhibition presents approximately 300 works of art from French magnate, Francois Pinalut’s art collection.

The collection is presented as dialogues between artists of various generations, of various artistic forms of expression and sensibilities.

Included are a variety of artists such as contemporary art luminaries Jeff Koons, Sigmar Polke, Rudolf Stingel, Cindy Sherman and Richard Price. Also participating are new emerging talents and artists who have been unjustly ignored by the art World.

This event marks the second year in a row that the personal art collection of the Francois Pinault. Pinault is well known as the man behind the Gucci Group – which is the luxury conglomerate that includes such luxury brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

Last year, Francois Pinault’s collection was displayed at the Palazzo Grassi. This year, the Punta della Dogana is proud to host his collection again.

The Punta della Dogana is located at the center of the Venice lagoon on the Grand Canal – across from Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Island.


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