Portrait of Giorgio Armani.
Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Shares the Story Behind His Prized Matisse

Giorgio Armani talks about a work from another enduring icon that adorns his home in Milan

“I’m not a collector, and the only work I have is a drawing by Matisse. I’m very fond of it because it was a birthday gift from my friend Eric Clapton. Matisse has always been one of my favorite artists. I find that there’s great harmony, incredible inventiveness, and lightness in his work. I particularly appreciate his philosophical simplicity.”—as told to Jacqueline Terrebonne

Giorgio Armani’s Matisse drawing. Photo: Fabrizio Nannini

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2018 Winter Issue in the section called In Focus. Subscribe to the magazine.

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