05 / 06 / 2018 - Concours
A Societe Generale Advisor on contemporary art purchasing? He thought he was just an art-lover. Not quite! He tells us about his experience.
"Working with art experts? It's a different world, we come from completely different planets and we don't play by the same rules. It was a shock for both sides!" exclaims Cléry Bouter. A study manager at the Corporate and Investment banking Resources Division, Cléry was interested in contemporary art but never dreamed that he would become a purchasing advisor for our contemporary art collection. "The Collection is beautiful, you can't miss it, and I was already familiar with it: it was mainly having this opportunity that made me want to contribute to it." He applied... and was accepted! All of this happened last year, when Societe Generale's contemporary art collection expanded its selection committee from two to four art experts and added four Group employees who work in pairs with the experts