Artistic Baptism by Aimé Maeght
The Grand Hotel and Malmaison were built by architects Vianey and Blondel and served as hotels until the late 1950s. The Grand Hotel was then demolished and rebuilt in 1963. The Malmaison building, which is right down to the Croisette, survived and was later renovated in two rounds, in 1983 and 1993.
But already in 1945, Malmaison got its artistic baptism, when Aimé Maeght arranged an art exhibition in the beautiful premises and today it hosts three large art exhibitions a year.
Own art purchases
Since the turn of the millennium, Malmaison has purchased works of art to enrich its exhibitions and photographic collection.
The photographic collection consists of photos by Lucien Clergue, André Villers, Caprio, Lee Miller, Penrose Roland, Frédéric Altmann, Delphine Tomaselli, Julien Chatelin, Olivier Calvel, Emilie Saubestre, Lionel Gauci.
The art collection also includes 16 sculptures by Pierre Theunissen, 1 sculpture by Antonio Saint Sylvestre, 2 paintings by Robert Combas, 1 sculpture by Marc Piano, 1 ceramic by Stefan Szczesny and 1 sculpture by Moya.
By Tommy Sverre / 2020