The French cartoonist, known throughout the world thanks to the adventures of Petit Nicolas, is a lover of painting and music. His heroes: Duke Ellington and... Leonardo da Vinci!
What do you like most: painting, objects, photography?
Painting, but it would take three tons of books to explain my choice! I also love music: I always dreamed of being a pianist and playing with Duke Ellington...
An artist or work that has caught your eye recently?
Yuja Wang, whom I saw at the Philharmonic. A phenomenal pianist with huge capabilities: she really impressed me. And her beauty matches her talent!
A work you'd like to own?
The Mona Lisa, but I'm not sure Leonardo would be happy about that!
Do you prefer the FIAC or Biennale Paris?
FIAC, without any doubt: it has the feel of a luxury bazaar, which fascinates me. And it often makes me laugh or smile as I round a corner.
Is there a guiding theme behind your acquisitions?
A long time ago, I bought several humorous drawings by Steinberg, Chaval, Bosc and Steig. I remember paying a fair amount for them. But today, I want to kiss them each morning, although I'm envious of their talent!