Jacques Chirac, Former President of the Republic
« I do not know what I liked the most about him: his sharp viewpoints, strong convictions, immense generosity. A romantic figure, he lived life with passion and voluptuousness. He bore his dreams with a rare obstinacy, surmounting all the obstacles, galvanizing all the energies»
Stéphane Martin, President of the musée du quai Branly
« Jacques Kerchache had the spontaneous enthusiasm of those who do not wish to grow old. Filled with dreams and desire, he responded with passion to all who requested his help. His conversation was extraordinarily absorbing. He spoke abundantly and expressed unbridled joys and violent dislikes in bursts, masking a great deal of vulnerability exalted by a profound sense of sensitivity behind his abrupt outspokeness; it is thanks to this sensitivity that he developed the honed and exacting eye of an artist over the course of time and through the observation of forms».