It was an event that had captured the attention and hearts of people around the globe. On April 15, the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in the French capital of Paris was ignited in flames following a renovation disaster. While many relics were saved, the damage to the 800-year-old building was devastating for many Christian followers.
Less than 24 hours after the accident, the world’s richest pledged millions of dollars to its restoration. Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH was among the notable to donate to the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral and shortly after, almost $1 billion USD was received. While the exorbitant donations garnered plenty of criticism amongst social media, it seems money is still flooding in with a new initiative.
Dubbed #ExhibitionForNotreDame, art gallery Gagosian Paris has organised an enormous exhibition in a bid to support the ongoing renovations. The long list of A-list artists is staggering and will include the likes of Takashi Murakami, Sterling Ruby, Jenny Saville, Frank Gehry, Marc Newson, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman who have donated and created works for the event.
“Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition in honour of the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral,” the website reads. “In the spirit of the gallery’s ongoing commitment to artists and the arts, will be directed to support the restoration and restoration of the medieval cathedral-an icon for the city of Paris and its people, the French nation, and the world.”
Running from June 11 until June 27, for more information visit the website here.