The Morozov collection attracted 1.25 million visitors to the Louis Vuitton Foundation despite the pandemic

The Russian Morozov collection, which ended on Sunday April 3 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, attracted 1.25 million visitors. If the figure is slightly lower than the record of that established by the Chtchoukine collection, it is “exceptional” due to the health crisis, according to the Foundation.

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The Russian Morozov collection ended on Sunday April 3 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. This is the first time that this vast collection, made up of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse, Monet or Manet as well as works by Russian painters such as Malevich and Repin, has come out of Russia, on this scale, to be exhibited at the foreign.

“We recorded 1.25 million visitors, 84% of whom were French. This figure does not exceed that established by the Chtchoukine collection (1.3 million visitors) which we welcomed in 2016-2017, but it is an exceptional figure. due to the obvious impact of the health crisis and the absence of foreign visitors, especially Asians”estimated the Foundation.

Visitors admire works by French painter Pierre Bonnard during a visit to the Morozov collection at the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris, France), September 15, 2021. (GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

“Between Chtchoukine and Morozov, 2.55 million visitors discovered collections never before released from Russia on this scale”she added.

Initially scheduled until February 22, 2022, the exhibition, due to its immense popular success, had been extended until April 3, i.e. a total duration of more than 6 months.

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