for the love of art.


BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation Collection, Switzerland
Friedel Dzubas, Midwest, 1982, acrylic on cotton duck
Auguste Herbin, Nez, 1953, Gouache on paper / Frank Stella, Concentric squares, 1974, acrylic on canvas
Pierre Montant, Air marin, 1973, oil on canvas / Pierre Montant, Le grand rythme de Boissano, 1974, oil on canvas
Robert Motherwell, Saint Michel with yellow strip, 1982, acrylic and collage on canvas
Frank Stella, Sinjerli variation squared with colored ground Ia, 1981, offset lithograph and screenprint in color / Nancy Graves, Collate, 1981, Oil on canvas

About the collection

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Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs prints in three main domains: Abstract American art, Swiss art and European modern art.

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In collaboration with the Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva (HEAD).

Launched in 2012, the New Heads – Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards is an annual prize for young emerging talents offered to graduated students from the HEAD Master in Fine Arts.

During an exhibition curated by important actors of the swiss artist scene, three artists are rewarded by a jury composed of professionals in the art domain, journalists, and BNP Paribas Swiss employees.

Two winners receive the amount of CHF 12’000.-, and Le Temps (Swiss newspaper) offers to produce a limited edition to the third artist.

An artwork from each laureate integrates the Collection of the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation.


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BNP Paribas Switzerland, Switzerland

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International presence:
74 countries

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With nearly 1,500 employees and a presence in Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Lugano, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA is a leading European bank in Switzerland for corporates, institutions and private clients.

Active in Switzerland since 1872, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA strives for long term development with a clear strategy for each business line:
 - Corporates and Institutions in their development both in Europe and beyond with a “One Bank for Corporates” initiative
 - Wealth Management expertise and service for private clients and entrepreneurs
 - Commodity finance thanks to “Specialized Trade Solutions” dedicated to historical clients who share their values and to Group’s Corporate clients in Europe

The BNP Paribas Group integrated model enables them to offer their clients the financial stability of a leading bank in Europe with international reach and its wide range of products and investment.
By developing long-term close working relationships with their clients, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA aspires to contribute to sustainable, responsible growth.

Annual revenue:
not disclosed

Number of employees:
1500 employees for BNP Paribas Switzerland