Making the trek to an art destination.
Back in the 90s, all the art magazines were buzzing about La Fondazione Prada. Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli took the art world by storm with their dedication to artists and their willingness to invest in spaces to effectively showcase their work. They created a place that your average art tourist to Italy would likely never even hear about, but art-world insiders would seek out. I jealously read about all the exciting projects from artists like Anish Kapoor, Michael Heizer, Louise Bourgeois, Carston Holler, Tom Friedman, Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, and many more. And I vowed to someday make the trip to La Fondazione Prada, a true pilgrimage for an art fan like me.
On my recent trip to Italy (inspired by the art of Christo), I flew in and out of Milan and so decided to spend the last several days in Milan. My first excursion once there? La Fondazione Prada. I'm happy to report, that the whole experience exceeded my expectations. This is a mecca for art with beautiful spaces, lovely surfaces, and more importantly some of the most inspirational art I've seen in a very long time. I had multiple moments that had the potential to be emotionally embarrassing. Fortunately, one of the best parts of the visit is that La Fondazione Prada is void of the crowds found at most other European art venues. So teary eyes went mostly unseen.
I'll share more of my art experiences from Milan at a later time. But here are a few images from my visit to La Fondazione Prada.
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