2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Nicolas Marceau – France
Was born in Paris and studied architecture at Ecole des Beaux Arts, as well as fine art in Paris. While at the fine art school I wrote a thesis entitled “The classic car as an art object”. The subject wasn’t considered academic at the time and would not have been accepted had it not been for the Mulhouse Museum. This museum houses the Schlumpf Collection, the largest collection of Bugattis in the world. This museum transformed the car into an art form giving classic cars the status of a cultural item as beautiful and valuable as sculpture or a painting.
Spent years working with Jean Francois du Montant, one of the best pre-war classic car dealers in the world. Then worked as a consultant for Bonhams and Artcurial in Paris. Over the years have organized various classic car auctions, participated in many fairs in Europe as well as classic car rallies worldwide.
Classic cars is a passion and allows me to work feeling I am playing. I am doing something that gives me great pleasure and gives me exposure everyday to the aesthetic and emotional pleasures of being around valuable classic and vintage cars.
|The excitement is building in the collector car and auto enthusiast world with the upcoming Kuwait Concours d’Elegance taking place February 15th – 18th, 2012.
Learn more about the Kuwait Concours: http://www.kuwait-concours.com