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Happy Birthday Pyramid!

jenny holzer xenon for paris

The Louvre Pyramid is celebrating 20 years already.
To celebrate this event, the cour Napoléon will be lit every evening until April 10 by a light installation by Jenny Holzer entitled "Xenon for Paris" (initially created for the 2001 Paris Autumn Festival). Holzer has been doing these large scale projections since the late 1970s in New York.
So come down to the Louvre tonight and share a moment of nocturnal Paris magic.

jenny holzer xenon for paris

jenny holzer xenon for paris

jenny holzer xenon for paris

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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Pyramid!”

  1. # Blogger Ténèbres à la lumière...

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Ooo La! La!... (Slap cheek!)
    The Louvre Pyramid is very beautiful! and "unique" with or without lights...Merci!
    For sharing!...

    Deedee ;-D  

  2. # Blogger Annie

    Thanks for the photos, Cedric. I cannot believe it's been 20 years already. I once watched as I.M. Pei was interviewed by French T.V. at the inverted small pyramid inside the Louvre, near the underground shops. He leaned over and placed his hand under the pyramid's point, posing as if he were supporting its weight with one hand. I was touched by his unexpected humor.  

  3. # Blogger Lala

    lovely louvre pyramid is still good after twenty years. how long.  

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