Author: Morven Maciomhar

Pierre Berge

Pierre Bergé was the business-partner and companion of the couturier Yves Saint Laurent. In 1961 they co-founded the eponymous fashion-house, and they became legal civil partners shortly before the designer died on June 1st 2008. Bergé and Saint Laurent made Morocco their adoptive home, acquiring the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech in 1966. Today it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. On March 31st 2017 Pierre married Madison Cox, the American landscape designer and director of the charitable Fondation Jardin Majorelle. Pierre died aged 86 on September 8th 2017. This interview with Pierre Bergé was...

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Keith Christiansen

Keith Christiansen is the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. What’s happening in your department at the Metropolitan Museum at the moment?  In the European Paintings department there is a very big project coming up, which will be a replacement of our skylights. “Nowhere else in America is there a collection of  19th century French impressionists with the extraordinary depth that is found at the Metropolitan” Press viewing of Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 13, 2017. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times) Why?  The galleries of...

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