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FRANCOIS EPAUD // PRO ART GALLERY

September 20, 2015
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Beachroad Magazine talk art with Francois Epaud the curator at Pro Art Gallery in Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah One. Francois shows us around the gallery and answers the Beachroad Journal Q&A.

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Pro Art Gallery is in the heart of Jumeirah opposite the Jumeirah Mosque this gallery is more like an art museum with original paintings, lithographs and sculptures. The roster includes masters such as Chagall, Dufy, Damien Hirst, Arman, Le Corbusier and Picasso as well as street art legend Banksy.

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Francois answers the Beachroad Magazine Q&A //

NAME? // Francois Epaud.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // 15 years old I had a summer job in productions at a furniture factory.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Pro Art Gallery, Dubai.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Art.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // The crowd.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // My blue bicycle or Teddy Nounours my Caniche dog.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Leo Castelli one of the most influential art dealers.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Socks.

IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Be free.

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YOUR WORST TRAIT? // My character.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // People who are know alls.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // I have no idea.

FAVOURITE MUSIC? // Pop music.

LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Bruno Mars.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // Moderato Cantabile by Marguerite Duras.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Talented artists.

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // A car accident, luckily I only hurt myself.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // France.

LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // North Korea.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Swimming pool with a book.

WHY DUBAI? // Why not?

ARE YOU SPORTY? // No.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Swimming pool I do not like sand.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban.

CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs.

COFFEE OR TEA? // Coffee.

WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Bêtise, the stupidity.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // Same as above.

YOUR MESSAGE? // Do your life as an artwork. 

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