• Le petit trianon

    San Francisco

    20 October 2020 - 20 January 2021


  • LE PETIT TRIANON  |  Interior





    Animated Visuals by INVI LLC | www.invi.us

  • The first collection Le Petit Trianonis set in a chateau in San Francisco with a fascinating history. Built in 1904 by Marcus Simon Koshland and Corinne Schweitzer whose marriage brought together two prominent Jewish families, who were part of the pioneering, gold-rush-era merchant class. On a trip to France, Corinne fell in love with the Palace of Versailles, and especially with the Petit Trianon, a chateau situated on the palace grounds. Built between 1762 and 1768, the Petit Trianon was built by the order of Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Channeling her “inner Marie Antoinette”, Corinne, in similar fashion, hired architect Frank S. Van Trees to replicate the Petit Trianon. Indeed, the Washington Street facade faithfully replicates the west or garden facade of the French original.


    Artists featured in the interiors are Lothar Gotz, Jim Lambie, Richard Patterson, Katy Grannan, Hans Op de Beeck, Zac Ove, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Enrico Castellani, Kate MccGwire, Davino Semo and Agostino Bonalumi.  The exterior roof and garden sculpture is by Conrad Shawcross.



    We would like to sincerely thank all the artists and galleries who have participated in our inaugural virtual show.  Special thanks to Asmaa Al-Shabibi at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai; Daphne Palmer at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Poppy Davis at Wolfe von Lenkiewicz Studio, London; Kelly Woods and Marianne Boesky; Cris Worley Fine Arts, Texas; Pauline Daly at Sadie Coles, London, Anne Cottingham at Conrad Shawcross studio, London; Delfina Bergamaschi at Mucciaccia Gallery, Rome; Beryl Bevilacque at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.


    Many thanks to the team at INVI for working tirelessly to realise the beautiful animation and technical support.