Ex-presidential press director who led billionaire François Pinaults art empire quits after six months

The Bourse de Commerce—Pinault Collection, will now open in September rather than June because of delays caused by coronavirus. Photo: © Patrick Tournebœuf / Tendance Floue for the Pinault Collection, Paris

Sylvain Fort has stepped down as director of the Pinault Collection after only six months in post, prompting a reshuffle amongst staff responsible for billionaire François Pinaults art empire. “By mutual agreement, the two sides agreed not to continue this collaboration,” says a collection spokesman.

Fort took up the post last September, replacing the former French culture minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon. As part of his remit, Fort was responsible for Pinaults new contemporary art museum, housed at the historic Bourse de Commerce (stock exchange) building near the Louvre in Paris, which is due to open in September in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak (the original launch was scheduled for June).

The management roles are now filled by Martin Bethenod, who is the director of the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection in Paris, and Bruno Racine, the director of Pinaults two Venetian venues, Palazzo Grassi and the Punta Della Dogana. Jean-Jacques Aillagon wiRead More – Source