Palazzo Grassi

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Exhibitions

Star curators take on Henri Cartier-Bresson in Venice

Wim Wenders and Annie Leibovitz among those showing their unique interpretations of the French photographer’s own master collection at the Palazzo Grassi

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Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans: ‘People are becoming more and more stupid, insanely stupid’

As a major new exhibition of his work opens in Venice, the Belgian painter explains how painting can help us confront our own ignorance

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Details emerge about Damien Hirst’s secretive Venice show

Finished just in time for the Venice Biennale, this project has been 10 years in the making

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Rudolf Stingel

Stingel prettifies Pinault’s Venice palazzo

The Italian artist has selected his own works to fill the entire space

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François Pinault

Pinault appoints curator for first Palazzo Grassi show..

The French billionaire chooses Alison Gingeras from the Guggenheim

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François Pinault

Roll-over rate at Pinault's Venice exhibition spaces is too slow for many

Exhibitions at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi rotate after two years

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Museum directors

Knives out for Pinault over resignation of Palazzo Grassi director

After director quits, billionaire accused of grandstanding his private collection

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Collectors

France finally gets to see Pinault’s art in new exhibition

The owner of Christie's to show works from his personal collection for the first time

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Takashi Murakami

News from New York: Crumbs for Zwirner while Murakami pulls out all stops for Gagosian Exhibition

But the Japanese artist keeps French billionaire François Pinault waiting for his 13-panel painting

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Sigmar Polke

Pinault procures Polke paintings

Billionaire is set to open new Venice museum in 2009

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François Pinault

Pinault commissions remake of Chapman piece

The original work burned in a fire 2004

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François Pinault

Pinault brings new life to Palazzo Grassi

French billionaire François Pinault finally reveals his art

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François Pinault

Pinault eyes up second site in Venice....

Following recent purchase of Palazzo Grassi

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Salvador Dalí

Philadelphia Dalí exhibition generates $55 million

Every available ticket sold for this blockbuster show

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François Pinault

Loss of Pinault collection is “catastrophe” for Paris

A top museum director and a dealer react to the billionaire’s decision to show his contemporary art collection in Venice

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François Pinault

Seen at ArtBasel: François Pinault

The French billionaire is the new owner of the Palazzo Grassi

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Venice

François Pinault to buy Palazzo Grassi

Sale to Guido Angelo Terruzzi has been abandoned

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Salvador Dalí

The $2.6 million Dalí circus comes to town: No-holds-barred promotion of exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the centennial retrospective

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Exhibitions

Dalí must be re-assessed is the message of the Palazzo Grassi’s huge exhibition

Curator Ades aims to rehabilitate the artist as one of the great epic painters and thinkers of his generation

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July 2003

Fiat ends sponsorship of exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi

After 17 years and 15 shows, the Italian car manufacturer has withdrawn funding from major kunsthalle in Venice

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Artist interview

Hollywood actor Richard Gere in conversation with Balthus: Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

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Artist interview

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

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François Pinault

Pinault pulls the plug on planned Paris museum

The French billionaire has ditched plans for a contemporary art museum on the Ile Seguin and has instead bought the Palazzo Grassi in Venice

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The Greeks on display in Venice and hidden war booty at the Hermitage

Palazzo Grassi's “Greeks in the West” exhibition is pulling in the visitors

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Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani drawings in Venice's Palazzo Grassi

Newly discovered drawings now on show

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Marcel Duchamp

Life is a game; life is art

From 4 April to 18 July the Palazzo Grassi is showing a 300- work exhibition by Pontus Hulten of the work of Marcel Duchamp,the artist whose ideas have pricked through the whole history of twentieth-century art. Here we publish one of his last interviews, made in 1966

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo e Venezia show is beautiful but misses the mark

Fiat’s cultural showplace, the Palazzo Grassi, collaborates for the first time ever with a Venetian museum

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo and Venetian painting at Palazzo Grassi

Highlights include the “Vitruvian Man”

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci next at the next Palazzo Grassi

Leonardo the artist and the scientist will be on show