The BIC Contemporary Art Collection
This collection consists of more than 250 pieces by internationally recognized or upcoming artists. The works of art all have a point in common: they have been created with or inspired by BIC products.
The BIC Collection Exhibit
BIC presented its contemporary art collection to the public for the first time at the CENTQUATRE-exhibition center in Paris, France, in Spring 2018. The unprecedented exhibition showcased more than 150 artistic works, from drawing to photography to sculpture, bringing together artists from all over the world who have been inspired by BIC.
- Bruno Bich, former Chairman and CEO
"Through more than 80 international artists and 150 art pieces, the very simple daily product (ball pen, pocket lighter, razor) becomes medium of the creation. The artists transform, transpose and transfigure it. The exhibition becomes their laboratory. Along the way of very diverse and unsuspected fields, this collection appears as multifaceted and eclectic. The artist diverts the object of his real first function. He recreates it and invites us to think out of the borders of drawing, painting, writing and image, design and art."
- Hervé Mikaeloff and Ingrid Pux, Curators of the exhibition
BIC and Artistic Education
BIC has enabled artistic learning through the use of its writing, drawing and coloring products. The BIC Art master competition in Africa and the BIC ENSAPC Prize for Contemporary Art in France are examples of this commitment to support education of the arts.