Château Lynch-Bages has been exhibiting a world-renowned contemporary artist every year since 1989.
A contemporary art exhibition, born out of a personal encounter, has animated the ancient vat-house and cellars at Château Lynch-Bages every summer for the past 25 years. Jean-Michel Cazes, a lover of art, had the idea of asking an artist to create a work of art inspired by wine for Lynch-Bages. In 1989, thanks to the Galerie Lelong in Paris, he met Pierre Alechinsky and asked him to illustrate the exceptional 1989 vintage. And so ''Lynch-Bages tasted by… Alechinsky'' was born.
Every year since, an artist has been asked to create an original work of art for Lynch-Bages. Jean-Michel Cazes has therefore built up an impressive collection of artwork dedicated to Lynch-Bages over the years. The Château has seen year after year of renowned artists including Jean Le Gac, Manuel Arroyo, Sandro Chia, Titus Carmel, Donald Lipski, Jiri Kolar, Donald Sultan, Lourdes Castro, Tan Swie Hian, with each one expressing their experience with wine in their own unique way.
In partnership with the Galerie Lelong, every year Château Lynch-Bages provides visitors with the opportunity to discover or rediscover a contemporary artist (Antoni Tàpies, Hervé Di Rosa, Ryan Mandosa, Emilio Perez, Pierre Alechinsky). The whitewashed walls of the ancient vat-house provide the perfect backdrop for these exhibitions.
In 2017, we had the privilege to include the works of 14 major contemporary artists, before our cellars were closed to public for renovation.