"The title bestowed upon him by Jack Lang, the former Minister of Culture of France, in a private ceremony at IMA Institute in Paris on Friday 28th of April 2017. This is a major cultural distinction awarded by French Government. The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture, and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields."
"Honorees must not be French themselves, but their work must be deemed to have enriched French culture. The order has three grades, increasing in prestige from Chevalier, to Officer, and to Commander. Jeff Mills is no stranger to French honors. In 2007, the French ministry of culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. The new distinction marks a promotion from the rank of Chevalier, to Officier, with the highest rank being that of Commandeur."
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