“My father gave me the taste of drawing and being a collector. Today, I collect cracked pieces of porcelain…. It may be a bit ridiculous.”
I always loved the work of Pierre Le-Tan, the illustrator who passed away last week, but I didn’t really know much about him. He was a passionate collector (of everything), a Jean Cocteau aficionado (he lived in Cocteau’s former Paris apartment in Place du Palais-Bourbon) and an early success – at the age of 19, this painting was used as the cover of the February 14, 1970, issue of The New Yorker.
This Architectural Digest tribute tells his story.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Pierre Le-Tan
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