i’m completely obsessed with jean-charles’ collages, especially with the idea that you can commission him to create one just for you or for someone special as a gift, after all the season of giving is right around the corner….
i’m so thrilled and honored to have my ‘mds interviews’ with jean-charles coinciding with his exhibit. another thing coinciding with all this is is a ‘spotlight’ feature in the new december issue of vanity fair, see here– now that’s really amazing!
here is part two of my interview with the dashing, talented and handsome jean-charles de ravenel. i got to ask him about all of his favorite things…looks like we love the same color and more importantly, the same shoes. enjoy!
MDS- Currently, what is your favorite what is your favorite Color?
JC- Blue, any blue, but more than anything the different shades of blue of the Bahamian sea and of the Bahamian sky, at any time of the day.
MDS- What is your favorite Flower?
JC- Peonies, as in these two latest collages for which I used as central elements, original prints from the early 18th Century by German Naturalist and Artist Johann Weinmann.
MDS- What is your favorite Book?
JC- Leon Tolstoy’s “ War and Peace “
MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant?
JC- Wilton’s on Jermyn Street, London
MDS- What is your favorite Accessory?
JC- A basket full of antique coins bought while travelling. Each one reminding of a happy moment spent with my wife Jackie. I keep them in a basket on my worktable and use them for keeping in place the elements of collages in the making.
Such as here below…
MDS- What is your favorite gift to give or to receive?
JC- To give and give again, my grandfather’s book “ Legendary Parties – 1922–1972 “
To receive, “ Eau de Toilette, Vetiver de Guerlain “
MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?
JC- Raphaël and his portrait of Balthazar Castiglione at the Louvre.
MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?
JC- The second Dry Martini…
MDS- What is your favorite Store?
JC- Belgian Shoes on 55th Street, New York
MDS- What is your favorite Vacation spot?
JC- Having travelled around the world, I have now become an armchair traveller, taking faraway trips while in my Lyford Cay studio overlooking the bay, revisiting Greece and Italy on my own personal “ Grand Tour “.
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