"For the love of art"
FOR 30 YEARS, LINDA AND GUY PIETERS DREAMT OF CREATING THEIR OWN FOUNDATION
ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTISTS THEY WORK WITH.
And so, as the crowning achievement of their long career, the Linda and Guy Pieters Foundation opened
ts doors in a beautifully renovated mansion on the Place des Lices, in the heart of Saint Tropez, in July 2018.
The artist Christo, who needs no introduction, honoured his longtime friends Linda and Guy by opening the
foundation with a beautiful exhibition of The Mastaba, his project in Hyde Park, London.
Subsequently, Arman’s (ᵻ 2005) work was celebrated until autumn with a large exhibition of sculptures installed
throughout the town of Saint Tropez. A unique and rare success, not only in the view of specialists and critics,
but also highly appreciated by the general public and fans, passionate about cultural tourism and heritage development.
In the spring of 2019, Jan Fabre, one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation, seduced all
of Saint-Tropez with his exhibition of sculptures and drawings “Le garcon qui porte la lune et les étoiles sur sa tête”.
Jean-Michel Folon (ᵻ 2005) was next with a wonderful journey of monumental sculptures in the city and on the docks
of the port last summer. Best known for the closing credits on the French channel Antenne 2, Jean-Michel Folon
was also a strong supporter of the environment and humanitarian causes.
The season of 2019 concluded with an exhibition by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, whose groundbreaking
work deals with biocultural diversity and identity.
The events of 2020 have inspired the French artist Ben (Vautier, °1935) for his summer exhibition at the Fondation entitled "l'art est un virus".