Sixty seconds with … Sylvie Michel

November 2, 2015

Sylvie Michel, Crown Fine Art’s Business Development Manager based in Paris, knows a thing or two about art logistics. She has worked with some of the biggest museums across the world and believes: “It's not always about the price but offering a value-added service.” We caught up with her to ask some fun questions relating to all things art.
 
What is the one thing you’re most proud of in your career?
I am proud to be involved with some great cultural projects, having the responsibility of huge masterpieces and ensuring its transportation is flawless.
 
How did you end up in the fine art industry?
I always wanted to be involved in the museum world and later learned about transporting artworks for temporary exhibitions. It offers variety that I still find extremely interesting.
 
What is your favorite project to have worked on?
One of the most interesting was “BOHEMES” at Galerie Nationale du Grand Palais, with artworks coming from many lenders around the world.
 
If you could be any artist for one day, who would it be and why?
It would be Nikki de St Phalle, the way she worked, the eras she lived in and the style of her works.
 
What is your favourite style of artwork and why?
One of my favorite styles are sculptures from any period. As a result of the work carried out on them, quite often they’re incredible sizes.
 
If you could have any piece of artwork in your home, what would it be and why?
If I could have an artwork at home, it would be the “Walking Man” from Giacometti.
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