Purchase of artworks

Banquet – 2013 edition

 

 
 
 
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A first edition of the Banquet took place on Friday 27th September 2013 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the museum, with the help of the artists Fabien Vallos and Jérémie Gaulin. For an evening, 350 people – among which many artists, art critics, curators and collectors that contributed to the museum’s History – were brought together to share a unique moment of conviviality around a real Banquet à la française imagined by the artists.
 
Entitled “Celebration”, this Banquet gave way to a festive atmosphere, discussions and encounters. We received the support of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, who was also celebrating its fortieth anniversary and generously offered all the wine.  
 
The price of the meal is 300 euros per person and is paid as a donation, entitling you to a fiscal deduction of 60% for companies (therefore a real cost of 120 euros) and 66% for individuals (therefore a real cost of 102 euros). Each paying meal allowed us to invite an artist, an art critic or an artistic personality that was important to the CAPC’s history.
 

This donation allows the entrepreneurs of Bordeaux to contribute to the influence of their city and region, by enriching the CAPC’s artwork collection and offering to the guests a networking venue.

Dress code : black tie and cocktail dress

 
Download the invitation to the Banquet
Download the response-card to the Banquet

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us 

The Friends of the CAPC thank the following people for their generous support: 
 
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Purchase of two works by Michael Krebber

 

Following the success of the charity Banquet organised at the end of September 2013, the Friends of the CAPC purchased two works by the German artist Michael Krebber, to donate to the CAPC’s collection. The benefits of the event largely contributed to this acquisition.

Michael Krebber is considered today to be one of the most influential personnalities of the contemporary international artistic scene. He had a personal exhibition in the nave of the CAPC contemporary art museum, from November 2012 to February 2013.

These two artworks donated by the Friends of the CAPC allow the museum’s collection to be considerable enriched with the work of an artist that is new to French public collections.

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Michael Krebber
C-A-N-V-A-S Painting 5
2011
Acrylic on linen

139.7 x 106.7 cm 
Collection of the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Courtesy Gallery Greene Naftali, New York
Donation of the Friends of the CAPC in 2013

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Michael Krebber
Jerry Magoo Painting 3
2011
Acrylic on linen

139.7 x 106.7 cm 
Collection of the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Courtesy Gallery Greene Naftali, New York
Donation of the Friends of the CAPC in 2013

Ticket Mécène

Garait Leavenworth
 
Unprecedented in France, the Ticket Mécène® operation launched by the CAPC contemporary art museum of Bordeaux is a campaign of mobilization for the enrichment of public collections. The CAPC’s visitors are invited to become benefactors of the collection, establishing a direct link between the citizen and the museum.
 
Unique in France, this system integrates the new ideas of “crowd funding” in the artistic sphere and adds to the usual process of acquisitions and enrichment of collections.
 
It allows the public at large to get directly involved in the life of a collection.
The CAPC proposes a special additional contribution of a minimum of 3€, with the entrance ticket to the museum.
With Ticket Mécène, the visitor leaves with a symbolic piece of the artwork and becomes the generous benefactor of the CAPC. The visual of the artwork is made up of a “magnet puzzle” poster. Each visitor-contributor is given a piece of the magnet, that is to say a “piece of the work” that he may choose.
 
Each donor is kept informed of the operation by email (overtaking of symbolic thresholds, finalisation of the campaign, rendez-vous). At the end of the campaign, all the donors, big and small, are invited to the presentation of the artwork at the museum, with a moment of conviviality, a conference, a presentation by the artist, a drink, etc.
 
In collaboration with the Friends of the CAPC who match every euro given by the public, the donation is multiplied by two.
This artwork, purchased from the Bordeaux gallery Cortex Athletico, supports the cultural actors of the territory.

Download the press dossier for the Ticket Mécène operation here 
More information here

Acquisition of “Montezuma’s Revenge” by Jim Shaw

 

Montezuma’s Revenge was part of the important exhibition Jim Shaw, Left Behind, that was held at the CAPC from May to September 2010. This exhibition welcomed more than 60.000 visitors, a record.

A celebrated personnality of the Californian artistic scene, Jim Shaw whares with Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley the same desire to produce visual art that looks to explore the dark side of the conservative and standardized American society.
Jim Shaw takes his inspiration from vernacular culture beyond the categories established by History of art: amateur paintings found in second-hand shops, objects of popular culture, comic books, rock music, second-rate films, etc.

Montezuma’s Revenge is a monumental painting whose extraordinary dimensions (6 x 11,5 m!) make it a very unique artwork in the field of contemporary artistic creation.
On a old theatre decor curtain representing an abandoned town of the Far West, the artist has painted a series of symbols representing different forms of apocalypse: signs of various predictions of the end of the world of which the one planned by the Maya calendar in 2012, mortal illnesses, gurus of sects, predatory economies, terrorists, etc. The symbols seem to be escaping from the central orifice to colonise the entire surface of the canvas like insects. The use of gold paint gives them a precious aspect that is a reminder of religious painting.

The Friends of the CAPC started a widespread public subscription, giving everyone the possibility of contributing to this exceptional purchase. With the support of the artist and his gallery, the City of Bordeaux and the Friends of the CAPC were able to purchase this major artwork, in order for it to become part of the museum’s collection.

Acquisition of “Mirrors” by Philippe Decrauzat

 

In March 2010, the Friends of the CAPC purchased the work Mirrors by the Swiss artist Philippe Decrauzat.

Download here the press release on the purchase.

More information on the artist here (website of the Galerie Praz-Delavallade)

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The work was shown as part of the Le Château exhibition (2011) at the CAPC