THE MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION:
VISIONNAIRES MAURICE AND PAUL MARCIANO ART STATEMENT
A WATERSHED IN LA'S ART SCENE
Chasing their dream, the Marciano brothers moved to LA on 1981, when they founded their small denim company, the iconic brand recognized worldwide today “GUESS?”. Pioneers in fashion and art, they developed a strong relationship with contemporary art, a relationship out of love, that is why The Marciano Art Foundation exists today,
An Undeniable avant garde vision for art drew Maurice and Paul to start an art collection on 2006, with art from 1990’s and forward, until it grew so much it had to be seen by everyone else, it had to be shared, “This is everything we enjoy the most in life and want to share with everybody” Maurice shared in 2013, the year they bought the building we know today as Marciano Art Foundation in the heart of LA a building with history and a piece of art itself, once a Scottish Rites Masonic Temple designed by Millard Sheets in 1961, the place was restored to become a landmark in LA today where history, architecture, contemporary design and art collides.
International and multigenerational the museum features sculptures, paintings, photography, installation, performance,etc, The Marciano Art Foundation is now home for established and mid-career artists, and also a place of opportunity for emerging ones. Guarding a collection that contains over 1,500 works by more than 200 artists.
From Yayoi Kusama “With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever” Olafur Eliasson “Reality Projector” and Glenn Ligon “Selections from the Marciano Collection”, to mention some, The Marciano Art Foundation an undeniable institution in the world of modern art, a turning point in LA’s influence on contemporary art in the world, a blooming Los Angeles which rapidly became a major world art scene, a world-class art capital.