Stefan Szczesny & Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez has been Stefan Szczesny’s permanent home since 2001. It represents, for Szczesny, the sum total, and apogee, of the various places he had lived in before. It has the buzz and the international character of cities such as New York and London: it is in a sense a distilled reflection of these cities. But it also has an extraordinary spirit of its own, bringing together various different elements of Mediterranean culture. Not least importantly for the artist, it is blessed with the extraordinary light of the Côte d’Azur, which has attracted many an artist in the past, as well as a particularly intense character of the surrounding nature, which has been preserved thanks to the many conservation areas on the Peninsula of Saint-Tropez.
For Stefan Szczesny, finally, Saint-Tropez is an extraordinary place to meet people: friends and collectors, journalists and museum directors as well as many others come to the famous village on the Côte d’Azur regularly and all year round.