40 years of photography – Marco Glaviano

Marco Glaviano

January 6 - January 19, 2013

The Collectivité of Saint Barthélemy joins Space Contemporary Art Gallery and Val’N Team Art Gallery together with hotel Guanahani, Tom Beach Hotel and La Plage to celebrate 40 years of Marco Glaviano in St Barth.

Marco Glaviano began his career shooting in St Barths and launching here the careers of some of the world’s most important supermodels including Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova and Paulina Porizkova and simultaneously putting the island of St Barths firmly on the map and known for its own natural beauty. The island joins together for this important anniversary and thanks Marco Glaviano for his contribution to the islands history.
A series of exhibitions and program of events is organised to mark the occasion.
Additionally a special limited edition collectors book has been published and is available. The book contains a selection of photographs throughout Glaviano’s career and comes with a special collectors fine art pigmented giclee print.

With a career spanning 4 decades this special exhibition presents Glaviano’s Supermodel series, nudes and extensive images of beautiful girls adorning the St Barths landscape. The show includes Glaviano’s earlier iconic images and his most recent work – a beautiful series of nudes, photographed in St Barths – proving that Glaviano still has the magic touch capturing the beauty of the female body in poised, elegant moments again and again.

Marco Glaviano is one of the most famous names in the fashion industry, sought after by all the supermodels from Cindy Crawford to Eva Herzigova. He has photographed more than 500 magazine covers for American Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle and other leading titles. He has shot campaigns for L’Oreal, Valentino, Revlon, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, and Calvin Klein.

He has published fourteen books, and had more than twenty solo exhibitions around the world. He has been the leading pioneer of digital photography becoming the first to publish a digital photograph in American Vogue in 1982.

His photographs are highly collectable and hung in some of the world’s leading museums and private collections. He also designed and founded Pier 59 in New York, still recognised today as the most important and well-known photo studio in the world.

Program of Events:
28th December – Exhibition at Hotel Guanahani opens. Book signing – by invitation only 6th January – Exhibition at Space SBH opens. Cocktail from 6-8pm in the presence of the artist. Official book launch and signing. – Exhibition at Val’N Team Gallery, Tom Beach opens. – Art menu dinner at La Plage following opening at Space Gallery
8th January – Book signing and cocktail in honour of Marco Glaviano at Hotel de la Collectivité (by invitation only)
11th January – Launch of Marco Glaviano’s The Great Russian Pin-Up Series at La Plage celebrating Russian New Year at La Plage from 6pm

Show runs 6th January – 19th January 2013.
Private viewing by appointment.
To pre-reserve your copy of Marco Glaviano Photography 1973-2013 or any other enquiry, please contact the gallery info@spacesbh.com

The artist and the galleries would like to thank the official partners of this event:
The Collectivité of St Barthelemy, Hotel Guanahani, Tom Beach Hotel and La Plage.

Notes for Editors:
Image caption: Lisa Glaviano St Barth, 1984, Pigmented fine art giclée, 120 x 80 cm / 24 x 31 inches
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm or by appointment (closed between 1-4 daily)
Contact and further information: +590 590 29 55 24 / info@spacesbh.com / www.spacesbh.com