An artwork by Takashi Murakami will be free and up for grabs to anyone that’s able to find it, alongside 19 other pieces by different artists, in a Parisian art treasure hunt. Dubbed “Wanted!,” the project is being hosted by Paris’ iconic Grand Palais and Perrotin Gallery.
Besides Murakami’s piece, the works of other artists like Daniel Arsham, Emily Mae Smith, and JR will be included in the hunt. Taking to Instagram, the gallery explained the project’s “simple” rules: “20 artworks by Perrotin artists will be concealed in the empty nave of the Grand Palais. If you find one, you leave with it.” Emmanuel Perrotin commented, “I am hugely grateful to my artists for their commitment and belief in this wild project. This is a rare moment. I love the idea of doing this as a gift to the city of Paris, as a moment of solidarity and joy.” Amid COVID-19 restrictions, the treasure hunt has been sectioned by time slots of 50-minute sessions, with a 500-person maximum capacity per slot.
Grand Palais and Perrotin Gallery’s scavenger hunt will run for 48 hours from October 24 – 25.
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⚠️ WANTED! Find an artwork and leave with it. YOU are invited to participate in an immense quest at @Le_Grand_Palais in Paris on October 24th and 25th. Perrotin and Rmn – Grand Palais have joined forces to imagine a contemporary art adventure. Join us? ? The rules are simple: 20 artworks by Perrotin artists will be concealed in the empty nave of the Grand Palais. If you find one, you leave with it. Hope you can join! Admission is free with advance reservation (subject to availability—very limited capacity). —— ⚠️ WANTED! Trouvez une oeuvre d’art et repartez avec. Partez à la recherche d’oeuvres d'art les 24 et 25 octobre au @Le_Grand_Palais ! La Rmn – Grand Palais et la galerie Perrotin s'associent pour imaginer un événement inédit. Vous êtes prêts ? Les règles sont simples : 20 oeuvres d’artistes de la galerie seront dissimulées dans la nef vide du Grand Palais. Si vous en trouvez une, vous repartez avec. L'événement est ouvert à tous : l’entrée est libre sur réservation dans la limite des places disponibles (jauge limitée). — #WantedGP #GrandPalais #Perrotin
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