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Double scholar for the Pierre-Daix prize which rewards Pascal Rousseau and Germain Viatte


François Pinault announced, for the first time at the Bourse de Commerce, the 2020 and 2021 winners of this prize which celebrates the best books in the history of modern and contemporary art.

Day of celebration for the Pinault Collection? It was for the first time at the Bourse de Commerce, and no longer at the Picasso Museum, that François Pinault announced, this Monday, November 29, the winners of the Pierre-Daix prizes. For the 2021 edition, it was awarded to the

side of the medal

by Germain Viatte published by L'Atelier Contemporain. And, Covid obliges, under the 2020 edition, it was awarded to

Hypnosis. Art and hypnotism from Mesmer to the present day

by Pascal Rousseau published at Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, in co-edition with the Nantes Arts Museum where the namesake exhibition, quite haunting, was held from October 2020 to the summer 2021.

The reverse side of

Germain Viatte's


, Prix Pierre Daix 2021, tells, from inside museums and as close as possible to artists, how Piet Mondrian and Jean Dubuffet had to fight to win.

© Photo Les Graphiquants

The Pierre-Daix Prize was created by François Pinault in 2015, in homage to the memory of his friend, writer and prolific French art historian, survivor of Mauthausen, long companion of communism, who died in 2014 at the age of 92.

Each year since then, this prize, endowed with 10,000 euros, distinguishes a work devoted to the history of modern and contemporary art.

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Source: lefigaro

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