The Wall Street Journal asked Paul Kasmin a bunch of questions about his life and work. Here are three of the answers:
If I could own any work by the Lalannes it would be two—the “Babouin” fireplace by François-Xavier, and the “Choupatte” by Claude. And if I could build a museum for the Lalannes’ work, Markus Dochantschi of Studio MDA is the architect I would choose.
A collector whose taste I admire is Tom Ford. Nobody tells him what to think. He has very sophisticated and individual taste. Everybody would say that about him as a fashion designer, but I mean as an art collector. He and I commissioned Claude [Lalanne] to make a crocodile desk.
An art collection I covet is the Beyeler Foundation.
Gallerist Paul Kasmin (WSJ)