Louvre orders four major contemporary works

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PARIS, April 4, 2007 (AFP) - For the first time in more than half a century, Paris' Louvre museum has ordered a series of contemporary works for permanent display from artists Anselm Kiefer, Cy Twombly, Francois Morellet and Luciano Fabro.

PARIS, April 4, 2007 (AFP) - For the first time in more than half a century, Paris' Louvre museum has ordered a series of contemporary works for permanent display from artists Anselm Kiefer, Cy Twombly, Francois Morellet and Luciano Fabro.

The works "will renew a tradition of ordering art for the decor", Louvre director Henri Loyrette said at a press conference Tuesday, recalling that the last work commissioned by the Louvre was Georges Braque's 1953 ceiling of the Henri II gallery.
 
German artist Kiefer's canvas -- a 10x4 metre (30x12 foot) on constellations and funeral rites -- will go up in October this year by the side of the northern stairs in the Egyptian Antiquities department.

A canvas by Twombly, stained-glass by Morellet and an as yet undefined work by Fabro will by hung by 2010, Loyrette said.

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