Charles Carmignac, a musician in the Franco-American folk group Moriarty and also an entrepreneur, who has been overseeing his father Edouard Carmignac’s art foundation for over a year-and-a half, now plans for an inauguration on June 1, 2018, in Porquerolles, in the Var.
Even though the 39-year-old is not the precise imitation of his father, who is a tough asset manager, confrontational and brittle, Charles Carmignac is idealistic. Edouard and Charles Carmignac are not always like-minded. However, as Le Monde quotes them, both father and son have a slogan: “Do not make the foundation a commodity that can be consumed.”
Charles has done an impeccable job in running the parental foundation. The 2,000-square-meter building is the 51st largest French property, as stated in the magazine Challenges. [Le Monde]
The foundation also has works of Jean-Michel Basquiat acquired in New York from the artist.
Earlier attempting to make his presence felt in the field of journalism, Charles made a documentary for Arte on a serial killer and then went on to produce an online business newspaper that sold profitably to the Echos.
Later, he and his childhood friends set up the folk-rock band Moriarty, a sextet with retro flavors, powered in 2007 with a first disc. A thousand concerts far along, the musicians took a break in 2016.
Then while a family reunion on the island of Porquerolles, Edouard Carmignac decided to launch a redevelopment project and establish his art foundation on the property he had bought three years ago.
Commenting on how the father-son duo started work, Le Monde quotes Charles Carmignac: “It’s like my band, Moriarty, the force of opposites. I’ve discovered a lot of qualities and his flaws have also confirmed. Sometimes we get bogged down as rotten fish, but none of us impose their ideas on the other. Even time seems political disagreements over. My favorite, Nicolas Hulot, and his, Bruno Le Maire, sit in the same government.”
However, Charles also highlights the challenges involved in realizing someone else’s dream, which were not similar to his own more romantic perception. Le Monde quotes him: “There are things in the project in which I recognize myself and free spaces to put personal things in.”
Founder Louise Blouin