Successful crowdfunding for the restoration of the works of the Fondation Maeght’s Miró Labyrinth with 65 000 euros collected.
Launched on March 30th by the Société des Amis of the Fondation Maeght, the crowdfunding campaign to restore 14 works of the Miró Labyrinth has made it possible to collect from 65 patrons, individuals and companies, the totality of the sum necessary for the taking in charge of the restoration of the sculptures, 65 000 euros in 7 months, the last donation to reach the amount was received on 16 October. Since 1966, the Société des Amis has supported the Fondation Maeght in its acquisition, exhibition, event planning and accessibility program projects.
From the very outset of the Fondation Maeght, Joan Miró gave free rein to his imagination and created a unique space in the world: The Miró Labyrinth. With his friends the Artigas, a father and son duo, who were ceramists, he created a magical place populated by monumental sculptures. 20 works made of ceramics, marble, bronze, iron, concrete were thus crafted by the artist and displayed in an unrivalled natural environment. Now, more than 50 years after their creation, structural and cosmetic damage has been identified on some of them. In 2018, the three marble sculptures were restored and the Société des Amis will finance the restoration of two ceramic works, namely Gargouille and l’Oeuf in 2019.
To preserve the Miró Labyrinth, the Société des Amis of the Fondation Maeght has decided to launch a campaign to finance the restoration of 14 of its works. The Société des Amis demonstrates its strong commitment to artistic creation by proposing this project to the Fondation Maeght and helps to preserve the works in the Fondation Maeght’s collection. “Today we are proud to support the preservation of his works. We knew we could count on you, a big thank you to everyone for your generosity and your commitment!”, wrote Anny Courtade, president of the Société des Amis of the Fondation Maeght, to members and donors.
Among the donors who participated, with donations between 10 and 15 000 euros, we can mention the great initiative of the hotel restaurant La Vague de Saint Paul, close to the Fondation Maeght, which organized a sponsorship dinner on 22 August for the benefit of this campaign. This project also benefited from the support of the Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d'Azur Corporate Foundation for 15 000 euros.Restoration work will begin in early 2020 for a period of about one year.Other projects are already under consideration: the restoration of Fernand Léger's ceramics, but other important restorations for, for example, the Pol Bury Fountain or Joan Miró's stained-glass window.
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