Masterpieces from the collection at the Museum of Bridgestone (Bridgestone) were the result of a love for the art of three generations of the industrial dynasty Ishibashi. The founder of Bridgestone, Shojiro Ishibashi (1889-1976), was a passionate collector and admirer of Western painting. His collection, he started collecting in the 30-ies. She was growing so fast that 1952 had to build her a Museum building in Central Tokyo open for all comers. Thanks to the efforts of descendants of the collection has grown to 2,600 works. Actually, due to another reconstruction and expansion of the Tokyo Museum of European citizens can get acquainted with the works of your favorite artists.
Paolo Ferrari, CEO and Executive President EMEA of the company Bridgestone said: "Bridgestone is proud to be involved in the organization of the exhibition of the Ishibashi Foundation in Paris. In recent decades, Europe and Japan have become closer to each other, bringing huge the fruits of mutually beneficial cooperation. This lovely exhibition shows how art can unite people around the world"