Mexico

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Patron of Art Edition 2010 Elizabeth I - Mexico

Winner:
Patrick Charpenel

Patronage:
Oficina para Proyectos de Arte

Event:
On 15 June 2010, Montblanc honoured Patrick Charpenel with the Mexican Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award 2010. He has been honoured in recognition of his use of his personal art collection and of his commitment to raising the quality and quantity of public art in Mexico. Charpenel received €15,000 in prize money, which he donated to the O.P.A. (Oficina para Proyectos de Arte).

Unlike most collectors, Patrick Charpenel does not keep his collection private; nor does he collect for his private amusement. Charpenel passionately believes that the duty of a collector is to share his passion with those not in a position to collect. To this end, he has been a long-term lender to exhibitions and galleries and has recently made a magnificent gift of 150 works to the new Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC). His collection comprises over 600 pieces, consisting of an overview of the very best of contemporary art worldwide for the last 20 years or more.