Do you have any favourite artistic periods or mediums in art?
Thomas Müller: "For me, contemporary art first. I started working with the artist Ben. At 18 I was already buying contemporary art, I was crazy about it! One of my first purchases was an ink by Debré in Tours. To be able to buy art and later my load, I worked for seven years at the toll booth of Saint Arnoult, in the motorway cabins, at night and on Sundays!
For a while I also worked during the day at the Chartres auction house. It was exhausting, but I was passionate about it. I also assisted Mathieu Mercier for a year to be able to afford a work. I also bought in the auction room. And as soon as I had a little money I bought a painting. I didn't go on holiday, I didn't go to restaurants: I kept my money to buy paintings.
Guillaume Crait: "I really like books. I did my last internship at Tajan and François Tajan challenged me to set up a comic book sale, a mission I gladly accepted. I managed with a telephone, a sheet of paper and a pen, all alone in a tiny office. The sale was a success. I also really like contemporary paintings, especially post-war abstraction. "
How did the Crait+Müller study come about?
"We both held the gavel in various Parisian and provincial auctions for several years (Versailles Enchères, British Auction Cars, Wapler). By chance, we found ourselves working together on a few cases, and at the same time, we were greatly developing our network of sellers. We therefore decided to combine our skills and to launch our firm in 2016. The establishment of our study in the Drouot district was an obvious choice."