I feel when you walk into somebody's apartment on Fifth Avenue or house in Malibu and you see a Basquiat, a Warhol, a Richard Prince, you say to yourself, '$700,000, $2.2 million, $350,000...' To me that is completely uninteresting. I'd rather go to a house where there's great art and I have no idea who the work is by.

— Jean Pigozzi

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I think 'tradition' is in the past - and how can someone really 'fear' a color? A man may prefer navy to turquoise, but a self assured man could wear any color and he knows that. It's a distinction of confidence.

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Obviously if you are an accountant, a criminal lawyer, a president, or a senator, or if you work in a funeral parlor, you have to wear a tie, but more and more people are wearing very casual clothes.

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I'm always interested in finding the new trend.

If you love pizza every day, after 22 years of eating pizza, you want to try sushi.

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I have very long legs and I hate driving anything unless it's a boat or an ATV in the jungle. I like to sit in the back of a car, where I can look out the window, answer my emails on my iPad, or hold hands with a pretty girl.

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The moment when I press the shutter is fantastic, orgasmic, so charged with the hope that this will be a great, original, interesting, and perfectly composed photo. But like any other exciting thing in life, it is usually spoiled by some ridiculous, unpredictable, and annoying detail.

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I like what I see now in China, but I think the Japanese are a step ahead into craziness and weirdness. I go to galleries there that are the size of a New York elevator, and every time I'm surprised by the amazing things I find. I really hope I'll be able to promote some of these artists, to show their work in the West.

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In the last 20 years of collecting contemporary African art, I have been bombarded by incredible shapes and colors that I now want to translate into clothes.

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Every five years, I decide to learn something new.

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If I take pictures at a party, I never get bored.

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If I had done what I was programmed to do, I would now be sitting in a car factory looking at the sizes of wheels, or wondering how to get credit to start a new factory in Russia.

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As a kid I collected stamps, pebbles on the beach, anything.

I liked to have at least 10 of something.

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I don't like dirty. That's why I hate cigarettes. A little bit of alcohol is O.K., but no drugs. And I like to sleep alone because I wake up, I walk around, I bring my computer with me to bed, I have a great time.

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About Jean Pigozzi

Quotes 20 sayings
Birthday 1952

It would be much easier to just make black, brown and beige clothes.

But I do not see the world in black and white and beige. I find colors incredibly important.

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For me to be pompous is the most horrible thing in the world.

It's like putting a wall around you. It screws you up. You'd better be willing to change your views or adapt and be modern.

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I'd love to open a private museum in Paris, London, or New York, but I don't have the money. If I were Bill Gates or Paul Allen, the first thing I would do is build a museum.

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When you take a picture of someone, never show it to them right away.

If they don't like it, they may erase it.

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I never wear very serious suits. I don't have to because I don't go to an office, so it's fine.

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Before I started LimoLand, I mainly bought my clothes in Harlem, where I found clothing my size in fun colors. I still like to go there and see the vibrancy and colors of the neighborhood. I am also very influenced by the colors of my contemporary African and Japanese art collections.

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Sense of humor is important in life, not just in clothing. How boring to live a life in beige.

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