"Spun off in the reorganization of B.A.T Industries,
BAT is the world's #2 tobacco firm (behind Philip Morris) with more than
15% of the market. It sells more than 320 brands of smokes in about 180
countries. BAT's international cigarette brands include Benson &
Hedges, Dunhill, Kent, State Express 555, Lucky Strike, Peter
Stuyvesant, Rothmans, and Winfield; it also makes loose tobacco and
regional cigarette brands. Its US unit, Brown & Williamson, makes
Kool and GPC cigarettes. BAT also owns Canada's leading tobacco company,
Imperial Tobacco. Companies controlled by South African billionaire
Anton Rupert own more than 25% of BAT."
The company also supports other cultual initiatives, like
the Fundación Bigott
PETER STUYVESANT CULTURAL FOUNDATION
B.A.T. - British American Tobacco p.l.c.
4 Temple Place
London WC2R 2PG, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 - 20 - 7845 10 00
Fax +44 - 20 - 7240 05 55
Contact: Peter Weber Ext. -1588
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation
Peter Stuyvesant Stichting
International contacts: J.G. de Vos
NL - 1083 HK Amsterdam, Holland
Tel. +31 - 20 - 540 62 52
Fax +31 - 20 - 540 63 57
This collection of Rodin bronzes was built up by the Peter
Stuyvesant cigarette company in the times tobacco companies did not yet
have the severe image problems they are fighting with today and were
willing to sponsor the Arts.
Under the title "Rodin and his Contemporaries" the
collection was extensively exhibited in Australia from 18 May 1978-10
August 1980, visiting 17 cities all over this continent.
Today, most of the Foundation´s art work is exhibited at B.A.T.
working places. Although these locations are no museums, it will
probably be possible to arrange for an appointment with the B.A.T.
staff. In the mean time, B.A.T. is considering how to
"reposition" the Peter Stuyvesant brand. According to
spokesman Peter Weber, it is well possible that in the future the
collection will be play a role in promotion and cultural activities
The collection consists of 28 bronzes, mostly reduced versions, the
largest one being a Balzac statue, cloaked, 112 cm high.
Harry M. Roland, Monique Laurent: Rodin and his Contemporaries. Library
of Australia, 1978.
ISBN 0909643032. Catalog of the exhibition.