INTERVIEW: French Art Collector Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre


No exception, Art collectors also experience the maximum impact of globalisation of the Art Market. In order to show to the world the quality of the Artists collected, Collectors try many ways to enhance their collection at its best. Some build their own show room or museum, some write about art, some create their foundations, some curate shows, some become Gallerists, some build their website, some create Art Prices, Residencies for artists and many other smart ideas.

NicolaslaugerolasserreToday at bAm, a collector of Street Art has captured our attention. This is the energetic French collector of Street art, Nicolas Laugero- Lasserre, who has accepted to answer briefly to our questions.

It is not a surprise that Street Art found Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre as collector. They look alike. He goes fast, he brakes codes by constantly evolving in his career, he likes to show to the world the result of huge work made behind the scene and he likes overall to challenge himself.

Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre is a young energetic Art collector who was born in 1975, in South of France between Marseilles and Antibes. He started his career as a press officer at the Espace Pierre Cardin for which he became for 18 years, the Director. He is also the Founder and President of a successful online magazine, Artistik Rezo which allows him to take French students to more than a thousand cultural events per year!

To enhance his Street art collection this great collector chose to develop a website and curate shows.

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bAm: Which artist did you purchase first? With which piece?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: The very first work of art I purchased ws by Misstic. It was titled “le soleil nous laisse à des jours pluvieux”
bAm: What are your criteria to select a good piece of art?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: I collect both great international artists, Shepard Fairey or Dran, and young emerging artists like Momo, Bault or Monkey Bird.
bAm: What do you find in Street Art you don’t find in other paintings?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: There is a militant dimension to this movement. That’s what moves me. Artists have a world view.
bAm: What are the differences between Street art from France and Street Art from Los Angeles?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: None. We are worldwide
bAm: Which French street artist(s) would you recommend?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: Dran, Invader, Bault, Monkey Bird, Gris1…
bAm: Street art is a market, is it still possible for young collectors to find reasonable prices?
Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre: yes of course. There is four generation of street artists now and the youngest are financially accessible for less than 1000 Euros.

Current show: “Street Art Inside”

Gris One et Térez, Pigeons, 2014
Gris One et Térez, Pigeons, 2014