Laurent Le Bon: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Laurent Le Bon (born 2 April 1969) is a French art historian who is the director of the Musée Picasso.

An skilled in the records of garden art, Le Bon notably curated a major Paris exhibition of garden gnomes in 2000, featuring 2,000 of the creatures, from ancient Egyptian forerunners to works by Jeff Koons.

That similar year, Le Bon united the Centre Pompidou as a curator, and in 2005 staged “Dada,” a landmark feign that traced the art movement’s ongoing influence. He plus organized an exhibition dedicated to Jeff Koons at the Palace of Versailles in 2008. He progressive oversaw the 2010 creation of Centre Pompidou-Metz, its first outpost, and became the museum’s director. In the as soon as years, he was a candidate for the director posts of the Louvre and Centre Pompidou.

In 2014, Le Bon eventually left to take took over at the Musée Picasso, where he oversaw the museum’s re-opening after years of construction work.

In 2021, Le Bon was appointed as president of the Centre Pompidou, replacing Serge Lasvignes.

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