Richard Heuzé, François Pinault, sa tentation de Venise (Le Figaro, April 16)
Vincent Noce, Ile Séguin: le projet Pinault prend l'eau (Libération, April 18)
Jon Henley, Art museum falls foul of red tape (The Guardian, April 19)
Emmanuel de Roux, Boulogne craint que la Fondation Pinault ne préfère Venise à l'île Seguin (Le Monde, April 20)
Emmanuel de Roux, L'aboutissement d'un dialogue de sourds (Le Monde, April 20)
One of France's richest men is on the brink of ditching plans to build a spectacular contemporary art museum outside Paris because he is fed up with the red tape and inertia of the local authorities. "It's unbelievable," one of Mr Pinault's aides, who asked not to be named, said yesterday. "You offer these guys an exceptional art collection, you put up £150m for a museum to rival the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Saatchi in London, and no one does a thing about it."The Venice space would be much smaller than what was being planned for the Île Seguin, but Pinault could launch his first show by next year. Is Peggy Guggenheim going to have some company in Venice?