NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11, 2015, Montblanc – the Maison renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship of luxury timepieces, writing instruments, jewelry, leather, eyewear and fragrances – was proud to honor Peter M. Brant in the 24th anniversary year of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Awards.
The event attracted some of the most distinguished contributors to the art world, who came together to celebrate Mr. Brant's unwavering dedication to the arts. For over three decades, Mr. Brant has been donating his time, energy, experience and intellect to the causes and organizations he is passionate about.
Guests including Sienna Miller, Christopher Brant, Dylan Brant, Urs Fischer, Vincent Fremont, Cameron Silver, Patrick Demarchelier, Jonathan Horowitz, Kelly Brant, Gavin Brown, Enoc Perez, Jason Binn, Bob Colacello, Todd DiCurcio, Tobias Meyer, Lawrence Luhring, and Lindsay Pollock spent the early evening feting the philanthropist at prestigious Upper East Side sushi restaurant Kappo Masa, known for its sophisticated dining experience with a contemporary perspective on traditional Japanese fare. Mr. Brant was presented the prestigious award by renowned sculptor, Urs Fischer, and actress Sienna Miller.
A key element of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award is the €15,000 Mr. Brant received and donated to The Brant Foundation, Inc. and The Brand Foundation Art Study. Through the creation of The Brant Foundation, Inc. and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Mr. Brant aims to give back to the community by promoting education and appreciation of contemporary art and design – perhaps inspiring the next would-be artist, teacher or casual art enthusiast. The Brant Foundation, Inc. makes artwork available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study, examination and loan.
Mr. Brant was also presented with one of a limited edition of 11 the Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition writing instruments specially handcrafted at Montblanc's Artisan Atelier in honor of the great opera icon, who not only made opera fascinating for broader audiences, but also proved himself as a committed humanitarian and patron of the arts.
For over 100 years, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The maison's uncompromising principles of design, style, quality and workmanship have allowed it to create heirloom collections that are passed from generation to generation. The iconic Montblanc Emblem is a symbol of excellence – the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather, accessories, fragrances and sunglasses – and the maison has made an enduring commitment to encourage excellence through cultural advancement. Montblanc has its roots in writing culture and therefore sees a particular obligation to its own cultural commitment. Through various international activities, the maison makes a creative contribution to modern cultural life: Montblanc itself writes a small piece of cultural history.