Collection Lambert

Avignon, France

Begun in the 1960s, the Lambert Collection represents the tastes, desires and passions of its unique collector: an art dealer since that time, Yvon Lambert battled academicisms and placed himself at the vanguard of those who promoted minimalism, conceptualism and land art during the 60s and 70s. The collection thus comprises quite coherent ensembles for each of its featured artists, to the extent that for some of them Avignon is the only location in France where one may admire so many of their major works: Jean-Michel Basquiat, (including large-format canvasses, drawings, sketch-books and previously unseen objects), Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly (more than 30 pieces), Robert Ryman (more than 10 canvasses), Andres Serrano (who donated 120 photographic works to the museum in 2006), Sol LeWitt (more than 35 sculptures, works on paper and wall drawings), Nan Goldin (70 photographic works). The names of Douglas Gordon, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, Daniel Buren, Vincent Ganivet, Christian Boltanski, Anselm Kiefer, Miquel Barcelo, Bertrand Lavier, Lawrence Weiner can also be mentioned... amongst many others.