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The Poppy Foundation and Pierre Salinger

Founded in 2004 by Pierre Salinger and his wife Nicole, nicknamed "Poppy", this foundation is a response to the refreshing of Franco-American relations about policy in the Middle East. The idea is to highlight the friendship between the two countries. The association is oriented towards art and culture, Poppy and Pierre Salinger together decide to exhibit monumental sculptures in the garden of La Bastide Rose. Summer 2004, Pol Bury, Pablo Gargallo, Marta Pan, Jaume Plensa, the couple Lalanne or Paul Couturier participate in the first exhibition. Unfortunately, on the eve of the last day of the event, Pierre Salinger died. The following year a space is dedicated to him, to honor his memory.

Renowned artists

Since 2004, the association hosts major exhibitions. In 2005, she presented ten works by Niki de Saint Phalle, as well as a salute to four women sculptors: Caroline White, Catherine Caba, Odile de Frayssinet and Regina Falkenberg. In 2007, the prestigious Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg lent 14 representative works from the 20th century.

Keith Haring, the sculptor

Best known for his work as a graphic designer, the American artist Keith Haring was honored in 2006 through an exhibition that revealed to the general public that he was also a full-fledged sculptor, and a sculptor from talent. A real pride for the association.

The Pierre Salinger Museum

Founding member of the association and honorary president, Pierre Salinger died the day before the closing of the first exhibition of the foundation. Naturally, a space was dedicated to him to honor his memory. In view of the interest of the public, it was decided in 2005 to create a real museum that bears his name.