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THE SPIRIT OF THE COLLECTION

Contemporary art flourishes at
La Commanderie de Peyrassol


Philippe Austruy, a wine lover and a nomadic collector, has turned La Commanderie de Peyrassol into one of the largest open-air collections in Europe.

In the middle of the vineyards, dotted around the woods and in dedicated spaces for the most delicate pieces, visitors will discover works of art by Daniel Buren, Niki de Saint Phalle, Dan Graham, Carsten Höller, Bertrand Lavier, Richard Long, Ugo Rondinone, Lee Ufan, Victor Vasarely, Joana Vasconcelos and Bernar Venet. These masterpieces interact with the idyllic landscape and awaken in the visitor the pleasure of discovering contemporary art.

In summer 2021, La Commanderie de Peyrassol took a new step towards becoming a not-to-be-missed destination for contemporary art in Provence. A solo exhibition of new works by the artist Anish Kapoor was held from 22 June to 30 November. New masterpieces by Daniel Buren, Loris Cecchini, Bertrand Lavier, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sislej Xhafa, José Yaque were also added to the collection.

La Commanderie unveiled a redesigned scenography for all its spaces, with the aim of offering a museum-like experience. This artistic renaissance is the result of a partnership between Philippe Austruy and Lorenzo Fiaschi, co-founder of Galleria Continua. It is managed by Mathilde Marchand, the Philippe Austruy Collection Manager, who previously worked at the Centre Pompidou.