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François Pinault, monumental self-portrait


PORTRAIT - The Bourse de Commerce, which opens to the public on Saturday 22 May in Paris, is his consecration. It is in the image of this Breton businessman, an obstinate collector whom only artists speak to.

For months François Pinault has been visiting his great work, the Bourse de Commerce, his Parisian museum which finally opens to the public on Saturday May 22 with 32 artists and more than 200 pieces, often acidic, dark. For months, he has watched over the site like a child, getting involved in everything and detail, even if it means changing what was installed on the white walls. Containment obliges, the collector made a number of very private visits, from the architect Jean Nouvel to the artists Anne Imhof or Adel Abdessemed. Wearing a mask hides his winner's smile, brings out his blue eyes and Breton melancholy.

“I have never had a maintenance course!

I had to compensate with an acuity of gaze, attention, listening.

It was a constant effort.

This faculty is perhaps the advantage of those who do not come out of the bourgeoisie and have not studied (…).

At different stages of my life, I have always had to adapt to new constraints, including constraints

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Source: lefigaro

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