The Pop Art movement emerged in the US in the late Fifties. It was a rejection of classic art forms, considered as elitist. It tapped into popular culture, using everyday objects to appeal to the greatest number. A fervent collector, Edouard Carmignac has compiled a vast contemporary art collection over the years, focusing mainly on American Pop Art: “I was lucky enough to develop an interest in the artists of my youth when they were still affordable.” Lucky indeed! The Carmignac Foundation exhibits two giants of Pop Art: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, an artist particularly admired by Carmignac and famed for his comic-book style. You’ll find creations by Martial Raysse and Jean-Michel Basquiat – the pioneer of the underground movement and close friend of Warhol – here too. But the tour isn’t over: the foundation also harbours dozens of works by contemporary artists together with a monumental sculpture park.