A prize dedicated to the history of art

prix Pierre Daix

A prize dedicated to the history of art

The Pinault Collection supports art history research with the annual award of a prize distinguishing a work on modern or contemporary art history. Created by François Pinault in 2015, in memory of his friend the historian Pierre Daix who passed away in 2014, the Pierre Daix Prize is awarded at the end of the year.

The Pinault Collection supports art history research with the annual award of a prize distinguishing a work on modern or contemporary art history. Created by François Pinault in 2015, in memory of his friend the historian Pierre Daix who passed away in 2014, the Pierre Daix prize is awarded at the end of every year.  

Like creation, all art history research is dynamic, and contributes to forcefully writing the art of our times through critical feedback and a viewpoint. The Pierre Daix prize consecrates the fraternity between art and art history, as well as between today’s creation and the productions of the past.

Awarded by a jury composed of European personalities belonging to the world of art and culture, the Pierre Daix prize has already honoured Yve-Alain Blois and Marie-Anne Lescourret (2015), Maurice Fréchuret (2016), Elisabeth Lebovici (2017), Pierre Wat (2018) and Rémi Labrusse (2019).

Liste des prix Pierre Daix EN

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2018 Pierre Daix Prize

The fourth annual Pierre Daix Prize was awarded to art historian Pierre Wat for his book “Pérégrination: Paysages entre Nature et Histoire”.

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2017 Pierre Daix Prize

The 2017 Pierre Daix Prize was awarded to “Ce que le Sida m’a fait — Art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle” by Elisabeth Lebovici, published in 2017 by editions JRP | Ringier, in collaboration with la maison rouge — Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

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2016 Pierre Daix Prize

The 2016 Pierre Daix Prize was awarded to Maurice Fréchuret for his work “Effacer. Paradoxe d’un Geste Artistique” [Erasing. A Paradoxical Artistic Gesture], published by Les Presses du Réel.

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2015 Pierre Daix Prize

The first Pierre Daix Prize in the history of modern and contemporary art was awarded jointly to Yve-Alain Bois and Marie-Anne Lescourret.

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