Museo Jumex

Is Mexico City's new Museo Jumex a south-of-the-border Vanity Fair or the best new museum in the Americas? from the January & February 2014 issue

By Christian Viveros-Fauné

Exterior view of Museo Jumex, photo: Rene Castelan Foglia, courtesy Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City Gabriel Orozco, Oval Billiard Table, 1996. Courtesy Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City James Lee Byars, ½ an Autobiography Courtesy Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

It was bound to happen. Set inside a giant tent on the grounds of a Mexican Army compound, amid sweaty Lanvin suits, wilting gowns, tequila-flushed faces and unbuttoned egos (not to mention the celebrity photo wall, a semi-grand classical orchestra in whiteface and copious refreshment), what the New York Post later pumped as a titanic ‘clash’ took place between two Amex Black Card-carrying members of the global superrich. The Page Six kerfuffle pitted oil heir Brandon ‘Greasy Bear’ Davis against the…

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