In a very short time, Ton became well known in the world of art and his work was also seen in the famous Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage, the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, galleries in Ascona, The Louvre museum in Paris, galleries in Barcelona and the Rotterdam Kunsthal museum. Not only his paintings and sculptures are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, but also his famous art shoes, jeans, jackets, watches, design furniture etc have become true collector items. For this reason Ton designed special art shoes for Dutch most exclusive shoe brand Greve and also for the catwalk in Paris. Even the Dutch Shoes Museum added some art high heels to their collection and his art edition of the Michael Kors handbag, is added to the collection of the Dutch Museum of Bags & Purses in Amsterdam. For 2020 there will be some nice new projects, like the famous Dutch BID event in The Hague and the “Veiling Festival” also in The Hague. But the highlight of 2020 will be a big exhibition in a top European museum. More to come so stay tuned.
Among his clients are well known collectors and celebrities, who also appreciate his work and even one of them let Ton painted his Ferrari 355 GTS in a real driving artwork. Ton also did some furniture design and some really serious designers are working with him in collaboration and even the famous Alessandro Mendini was interested in a collaboration. Other very special pieces of art, are a hand painted design bath tube for a design company and an original Fender Stratocaster in collaboration with the famous French guitaris Jean-Pierre Danel, Brian May (QUEEN) and Steve Lukather (TOTO), Hank Marvin (SHADOWS) and French superstar Jean-Jacques Goldman. Further on art editions of the famous Philippe Starck chairs, an art edition of an Italian design bike for Duedipicche and some very special glasses and sunglasses for America. In 2020 some very special NIKE based art balls will see the light and lot more to come.
Ton Pret is also a “proud member” of the prestigious Founders Carbon Network: http://fcn-nl.com/