THE END: Hot on the heels of a similar exhibition at the Musée Maillol, a new show at the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris showcases artistic representations of the human skull. “Vanitas. Death, What Do You Want From Me?” features 60 works by artists ancient and modern, ranging from a 16th-century painting by Flemish painter Jan Sanders Van Hemessen to more recent images by controversial American photographers Andres Serrano and Joel-Peter Witkin. The exhibition, slated to open Wednesday and run to Sept. 19, opens mere weeks after the second anniversary of the legendary designer’s death. Though it features examples of memento mori from Pierre Bergé’s private collection, it marks the first time the foundation is showing mainly works borrowed from other institutions. In October, the venue will switch to lighter fare with a show of flower drawings by David Hockney made using the iPhone and iPad.
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