Pioneer of Corporate Patronage－Interview with Ann Hindry, Curator of the Art Collection of Renault
‘Renault enjoys a unique position: that of pioneer. Its collection was constituted before any other and before the fashion of corporate patronage.Also, it built its collection not by purchasing existent works on the market but by helping the artist create new ones, in total freedom.’
- - Ann Hindry, quoted from the interview
Long before corporate patronage for arts and culture became a fashion, Renault has begun to build its collection as early as 1967. Artists who have collaborated with Renault include now famous Robert Doisneau, Arman, Tinguely, Vasarely, etc.Ann Hindry, curator of the prominent Renault collection talks about the unique approach of Renault’s patronage, the challenges to which it confronted and its continuation today, with regards to the specific conditions of corporate patronage in France.
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