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Exhibition from Shchukin collection in Paris beats all the records

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Exhibition from Shchukin collection in Paris beats all the records


from The Hermitage collection

The Paris exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection that was open for the public for 5 months, attracted more than 1200 million people, as per RIA Novosti.

The event organizer Louis Vuitton Foundation marked in the press-release that 10,000 visitors came to the exhibition every day. It is an absolute record for this kind of event so far.

The major part of the exposition comprised 22 works of Matisse and 29 of Picasso. 12 oils by Gauguin, Cezanne and Monet (8 artworks each) were generously provided by the Hermitage, Pushkin Museum, and Tretyakov Gallery. There are 158 art works in total in the gallery.

The exhibition had to work around the clock in order to let everybody check out rare-shown masterpieces. Due to the public excitement, the real working hours of the gallery were from 7 am to 11 pm. Moreover, the exhibition was prolonged for two more weeks. 

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