This modest looking gallery in the heart of Paris’ shopping district is a gem. They call themselves the archaeologist of contemporary art. I’ve only been here once and the reason being that you need to arrive before lunchtime to avoid the crowds.
The interior makes me jump for joy because it’s really on the edge of post-modern bad taste. The first time I’d heard of the place was through a friend. She’d been to see a Hokusai exhibit there (2015). She mentioned how surprised she was to learn that Pinacotheque portrayed Hokusai as like a precursor to the modern comic/graphic novel.
It’s this way of thinking that make Pinacotheque one of my favourite museum/gallery visits that Paris offers. I’m biding my time to go back there. But when I do it’ll be to browse their permanent collection which includes a Warhol’s Marilyn. And I like their philosophy to group artworks by ‘feeling’ rather than epoch or style. It’s apt that Pinacotheque is in Paris’ commercial district where you can buy shimmering diamonds. Pinacotheque is in good company because this lesser-known place is a real priceless gem.