Eugenio Lopez, Rosario Nadal, David Chipperfield, Patrick Charpenel. Photo Billy Farrell.

November 16, 2013 @ Museo Jumex, Mexico City

One of the largest collections of contemporary art in Latin America opened in a new home this weekend in Mexico City.

The modernist, David Chipperfield-designed Museo Jumex feted guests for opening weekend festivities. The collection comprises some 2,700 works and was built by Eugenio López Alonso, 46, the heir to the Grupo Jumex beverage company. The private museum's holdings include examples by artists such as Charles Ray, Louise Bourgeois and Paul McCarthy, along with Mexican figures such as Gabriel Orozco, Gabriel Kuri and Damián Ortega.


Inaugural exhibitions include selections from the founder's collection, as well shows of works by Fred Sandback, Damián Ortega and James Lee Byars.


Among the boldface names attending were David Chipperfield, Will Ferrell, Klaus Biesenbach, Carlos Slim Helu, Dominique Lévy, and Philippe Vergne.