Since 1989, each year the Cazes family – in collaboration with the Galerie Lelong – invites an artist of international renown to exhibit his or her work at Château Lynch-Bages.
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 recent years, the old cellars of the property have welcomed James Brown, Antoni Tàpies, Emilio Perez, Paul Reyberolle, Pierre Alechinsky and Barthélémy Toguo.
In 2022, following a four-year renovation, Château Lynch-Bages reopens its doors to the public with the launch of the Jan Voss exhibition. His exhibition at Château Lynch-Bages takes visitors on a journey over fifteen or so works, notably through the estate’s historic vat room and the new cellars designed by architect Chien Chung Pei, offering them an opportunity to immerse themselves in the artist’s universe... and deep within their own imagination.
Exhibition until October 30, 2022. Visits by appointment.