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25th Anniversary Montblanc De La Culture Arts Patronage Award

Montblanc celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award and announces Giorgio Marconi as Italian Winner of 2016

In the splendid setting of Venice Montblanc celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, the visionary award that recognizes and supports the work of modern art patrons since 1992. The winner of the Italian edition 2016 Giorgio Marconi, for the ‘ engagement with the Marconi Foundation of Modern and contemporary Art, a non-profit institution for the dissemination and promotion of contemporary art and culture.

The new Co-Presidents of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil joined the CEO Jérôme Lambert to give the winner the Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim, a fountain in a limited edition and 15,000 Euros in support of a project chosen by the Foundations Marconi.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the first of 16 Click here to Venice, being a symbolic city for art, culture and architecture with a thriving arts community for many centuries,” said the CEO of Montblanc Jérôme Lambert.

“In addition Venice was Peggy Guggenheim’s home, one of the greatest patrons of the 20th century, an advanced woman who understood the cultural importance of cultivating creative talent, just like the other patrons that will be celebrated internationally in course of this year. ”

Giorgio Marconi joins the list of influential patrons who have received the award, including Robert Wilson, Quincy Jones, Renzo Piano and Yoyo Maeght.

Every year since 1992, the prestigious Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, has recognized the most important personalities and their outstanding contribution, reinforcing the importance of their commitment to spread art and culture making it accessible to a wider audience.