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).
Eight books selected for the 2022 Prix Pierre Daix
The Prix Pierre Daix was created by François Pinault in 2015 in honour of his friend, the writer and historian of French art Pierre Daix, who died in 2014. Every year since then, this prize of 10,000 euros has been awarded to a book on the history of modern and contemporary art.
The jury met on 27 June to select the following finalists for the next Prix Pierre Daix, which will be awarded on Monday, 28 November 2022 by François Pinault in the Auditorium of the Bourse de Commerce:
Saint Phalle. Monter en enfance by Gwenaëlle Aubry
(Stock, “La bleue” series, September 2021, 280 pages, 20 euros)
Une éclosion continue. Temps et photographie by Jean-Christophe Bailly
(Seuil, “Fiction et Cie” series, May 2022, 320 pages, 22 euros)
Paul Thek en Italie (1962-1976) by Valérie Da Costa
(Les presses du réel, May 2022, 316 pages, 24 euros)
Iris Clert. L’astre ambigu de l’avant-garde by Clément Dirié
(co-edition Hermann and et Comité professionnel des galeries d’art, “Galerie d’art” series, October 2021, 231 pages, 23 euros)
Les iconophages. Une histoire de l’ingestion des images by Jérémie Koering
(Actes Sud, Beaux-Arts, “Les Apparences” series, April 2021, 352 pages, 34 euros)
Aquariorama: histoire d’un dispositif by Guillaume Le Gall
(Mimésis, “Images, médium” series, June 2022, 336 pages, 22 euros)
Marie-Thérèse Walter et Pablo Picasso. Biographie d’une relation by Laurence Madeline (Scala, February 2022, 656 pages, 22 euros)
Peindre au corps à corps. Les fleurs et Georgia O’Keeffe by Estelle Zhong
(Actes Sud, September 2022, 96 pages, 20 euros)
The jury, chaired by Emma Lavigne, Chief Executive Officer of the Pinault Collection
Laure Adler Journalist and author
Jean-Louis Andral, Art historian and critic,
Director of the Musée Picasso, Antibes
Martin Bethenod, Chairman of CREDAC and Chairman of the Art Criticism Archives
Nathalie Bondil, Art historian, Director of the museum and exhibitions, Arab World Institute
Jean-Pierre Criqui of the contemporary collections, National Museum of Modern Art / Centre Pompidou, editor-in-chief of the Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne
Cécile Debray, Art historian, Director of the Musée Picasso, Paris
Donatien Grau, Historian of French literature, art historian and critic, and writer
Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Adjunct Editorial Director of the weekly magazine Le Point, writer
Bruno Racine, Director of Palazzo Grassi — Punta della Dogana, writer
Pascal Rousseau, Historian of modern and contemporary art, recipient of the Prix Pierre Daix in 2020