A large exhibition of 130 Andy Warhol portrait works brought together by Reunion des Musees Nationaux from collectors around the world was held at the Grand Palais, one of the foremost exhibition spaces of Paris.
I was given the huge task of providing the lighting for this exhibition, and to be truthful, my experience with art exhibitions was shallow at the time. In order to put such pressures aside I visited the exhibition preparation every day. While keeping in mind the exhibition lighting that I had observed up until then, I watched how the walls were erected and how the works were hung. While contemplating the reappraisal of Warhol’s place in art history, I was able to envision the lighting approach that I should take. The point was choosing the “optimum white.” After consulting with the curator and exhibition designer on this point for confirmation, I felt like a fish in water.
: Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais
Project Team : Didier Blin
Dates : 2009
Surface : 1 800 m2