Jarl Alé de Basseville

Jarl Alé de Basseville and pictures of Melania Trump naked – the ones that created the scandal.

Apart from his other marvellous work Jarl Alé de Basseville recently created an international political-earthquake by accepting to publish the photos he had taken of Melania Trump nude in the New York Post, one of the most powerful American conservative newspapers.

These photos were published in the French male magazine Max in January 1996, two years before Melania met Donald Trump.

The Frenchman Jean-Yves Le Fur, at the head of the magazine Lui, had been denied the photos: his financial proposal was not enticing enough. “It interested me to publish them in the New York Post”, explains Alé de Basseville, “because they have a very popular readership who do not know my artistic work. And besides that, they are very conservative, I loved the idea”, he adds with a smile.

Watch the interview here (French).

Jarl Alexandre Alé de Basseville of Normandy, descendant of the 1st King Harald of Norway, was born in Bordeaux on July 8th, 1970, the land of Aliénor of Aquitaine. He is one of the last direct descendants of the Viking and Norman Kings’ lineage.

Through his great grandfather who created the first trading company in Luxemburg in 1927, to his grandfather who managed the Caltex oil industry, Alexandre Alé de Basseville sees the important role of energy as the cornerstone for an economically strong and sustainable Europe. Born into the oil business, he is passionate about it and has built strong relationships with royal families and corporate oil leaders in the Middle East.

Alexandre Alé de Basseville grew up among artists, philosophers, politicians, noblesse d’épée (Nobles of the Sword), men and women of great influence and developed a taste for entrepreneurship. Eager for new experiences and knowledge, he carried out businesses in his own way. His passion for Arts flourished at the age of 15, when he joined the world of contemporary art and honed his skills in photography, painting, filmography and sculpture under the advice of Andy Warhol. After studying at the La Scuola di Arte in Milan, he came to know Lucchi Renato Chiesa, known as “the last surrealist.” This relationship led to great opportunities, such as being represented by an international agent, recognition from the Metropolitan Museum of New York, and work with legendary fashion and design magazines. Later, he will serve as creative director for several major French and international brands.

While enjoying a successful career in the arts, he has turned to support the banking business narrowly connected to the oil business, holding a legal banking license and working in the financial sectors with interests in foreign currencies, online banking platforms, and private banking. Alexandre Alé de Basseville has successfully brought the concept of the first entertainment fund backed by the support of AAA banking. His passion for expanding Internet commerce is associated with the first streaming company in America.

NGOs and associations play an important part in his life. At the age of 19, he joined in the fight against AIDS by making art that represented the violence of AIDS. His mobilization continues today around another equally important cause: providing work and education to girls and women in emerging countries. Living with a rare genetic disease, Alexandre Alé de Basseville is disabled and understands the need to fight for the construction of special infrastructures to improve the life and integration of disabled people.

From this inspired past and his passion for a better future, Alexandre Alé de Basseville decided to become politically involved in Europe to serve culture and tradition for which he considers himself as a charismatic and legitimate representative.

In February 2016, Éditions Dedicaces has published his manifesto, “My Duty” where he talks about his childhood, his education and his career that allowed him to have this vision of politics, geopolitics, economy and society. With a family historical heritage that has been passed to him from generation to generation, vision, both of his own, is also at the heart of current social concerns. Jarl Ale of Basseville decided to write and expose not only the aims of his movement, but its genesis. In addition, it has the opportunity to create his own training.