Pierre and I arrived in New York in 1967. Pierre died in 1986 at the age of 41. At the time, the small French community mostly worked in restaurants and fashion. The prestige of France and its culture helped us find jobs as photo assistants after a few weeks. The early years of 1967 to 1970 were a constant shock, so different was this new world from the old continent. We were always at some art event, witnesses to something whose magnitude we could never imagine.
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