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).