Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection from 22 October 2016, to 20 February 2017. The exhibition is part of the official programme of the France-Russia year of culrural tourism 2016-17 of which it consitutes one of the most prominent events.
The show pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei Shchukin, the visionary Russian collector of French modern art, whose collection "remains little know to the general western public even today” states Anne Baldassari, curator of the exhibition. “In fact, since it was broken up in 1948 it has never been gathered as a singular and coherent artistic entity”, continues Baldassari.