“Liberté” [freedom] is Fondation Carmignac’s guiding principle. Over the last twenty years, the collection has been put together in a pioneering spirit, disregarding borders and taboos. Each acquisition is driven by an appetite for novelty, by the pleasure of immersing oneself in a singular world, by the desire to be drawn into the youthfulness of a fresh outlook. A glance at my partners, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat or Roy Lichtenstein is the right antidote to conformity and convention. Their revolutionary diversions, which have now become universal codes, are an obvious source of inspiration and energy, for myself as well as for my teams: a constant call for self-criticism, vigilance and clarity.
These legendary works are witnesses to an exceptional era, carried by one of the most powerful currents of subversion and freedom known in history. They provide a different way of seeing.
Since the creation of Carmignac Gestion, the collection epitomizes new currents of contemporary creativity with a single overarching priority: that each work should generate a new sensation, a rich and unique aesthetic emotion.
If there are bridges between the world of art and the financial asset management profession, they are this state of alertness, this independence of spirit and this autonomy. Through these different events, for us, Fondation Carmignac is a human adventure that has meaning only by its being shared.