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Lena Nyadbi artwork to grace rooftop of Jean Nouvel’s Musee du Quai Branly in Paris

A bold monochromatic artwork is to grace the roof of Jean Nouvel’s Musee du Quai Branly this summer following a commission by the institution to celebrate its collection of non-European indigenous art.

The commission was won by Australian artist Lena Nyadbi whose piece is rendered from a black and white painting by the artist, donated to the museum by Australian businessman Harold Mitchell who is also footing the $500,000 bill for the associated rooftop artwork. Visitors who ascend the nearby Eiffel Tower will be able to enjoy Nyadbi's installation from elevated heights.

This original painting was inspired by a tale that originates from Kimberley, Australia. According to the legend, three women were fishing for barramundi when one fish eluded the net and escaped through a gap in the rock. It shed its scales in the process, which over time became glittering diamonds. Nyadbi’s commission for Nouvel’s Musee du Quai Branly incorporates a plethora of white scales which ripple across a black background.

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