He owns more than 10,000 sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations, and videos.
By Alyssa Buffenstein
Jean Pigozzi attends "Art Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier" exhibition opening at Fondation Louis Vuitton on April 25, 2017 in Paris.
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.
Jean Pigozziventure capitalist, celebrity photographer, and avid collector of contemporary African artreportedly has plans to open a massive foundation to home his collection, called CAAC Art.
In five years time, I want to create an [operational] space in Europe, he told French media, according to the Art Newspaper, referring to a place to safeguard his vast collection, which contains around 10,000 works.
Neither the Centre Pompidou in Paris, nor the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the MoMA in New York have contemporary African art departments, he pointed out.
The collector has been searching for a place to exhibit his prized possessions since as early as June 2005, according to a first-person essay published on his website.
I hope that soon I will find a permanent home for my collection, he wrote. Any ideas out there?
CAAC Art did not immediately respond to a request for more details about the foundation.
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