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The Foundation will be exceptionally closed on the 22nd, 25th, and 26th of July. However, it will be open on the following dates:

  • 23rd July: from 11 am to 8 pm
  • 24th July: from 11 am to 8 pm
  • 27th July: from 10 am to 6 pm
  • 28th July: from 10 am to 8 pm

Le masque rouge

  • 2011
  • Annette Messager
  • Mixed media: marionette, mask, items covered in black, tutu
  • 31 x 100 x 100 cm
Le Masque rouge (2011), a doll wearing a mask, her arms and legs splayed, leaving her defenceless, appears dead, struck down at the end of the show, once the magic has gone, a metaphor for the tragedy of life.

© Adagp, Paris, 2014. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage © Adagp, Paris, 2020 © Louis Vuitton / Christian Kain;Courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton

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Annette Messager

Annette Messager belongs to a generation of artists who, since the 1970s, have been rewriting the language of art.

Without stating a specific position, Messager asserts her dual identity as a woman and an artist. She creates characters that cultivate ambiguity: the Collectionneuse, the Truqueuse, the Amoureuse and the Femme pratique, whose imaginary lives are opportunities to expose prejudice and express what is usually left unsaid. In the 1980s Messager began to incorporate fragments of the body through photography, fur and puppets, inserting them in mechanised worlds, focusing on the emotive and symbolic charge of works that reflect the theatre of life in derisory, grotesque or dramatic fashion. In 2005, Messager received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, where she represented France.

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