Jean Pigozzi

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Jean Pigozzi (born 1952) is a businessman, art collector, philanthropist and photographer. He was born in Paris as the son of Henri Pigozzi, founder of the French car maker Simca. Pigozzi studied in Paris and at Harvard University before working for the Gaumont Film Company and 20th Century Fox. He has homes in France, Geneva, New York, and Panama. He also owns the converted luxury yacht, the Amazon Express.

In 2007, John Pigozzi created a men’s clothing and accessories line called LimoLand with the intention of designing clothing for those who “Live to Create”. He is also the creative director of the brand. Its bold, bright patterns represent the culmination of his many years collecting and creating art, working with colors and prints, and traveling the world. The brand’s logo is taken from the work of the late Tanzanian artist George Lilanga. The first freestanding store for the line opened in New York’s Meatpacking District in August 2010. LimoLand's clothing and accessories are found in stores around the world, including in Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo.

Pigozzi has over the last twenty years assembled the world’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The Contemporary African Art Collection is based in Geneva, and was presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, at the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C., at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, at the Pinacoteca Giovanni and Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy, and the Tate Modern in London. For the last three years he has been collecting contemporary Japanese art by young Japanese artists...

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