An interior view of Francois-Joseph Belanger and Henri Blondel's Bourse du Commerce, site of the Pinault Foundation's promised Paris contemporary art museum, June 26, 2017.
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New museum boosts Paris' claim to be modern art capitalOne of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, Monday, cementing the city's claim to be a capital of modern art.French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion collection of modern masters in the domed Bourse de Commerce, within a stone's throw of the Louvre, long the world's most visited museum.Pinault, 80, holds an enormous trove of contemporary masterpieces – abstract and otherwise – in a 3,500-piece collection that includes work by Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst.Pinault was asked earlier if he was going to his expand his collection to fill the new space.
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