Marco Glaviano: The '80s (A 50 Year Retrospective)

May 1 - June 15, 2019

This spring, Space Gallery St Barth celebrates the career of one of the world's most influential and iconic photographers, Marco Glaviano at its New York City location.   

Marco Glaviano began his career as a photographer in Milan and New York, where he launched the careers of supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, and Paulina Porizkova. It was an exciting time on the brink of the digital era; a zeitgeist during which Glaviano broke new ground as a photographer and artist. Marco Glaviano | The '80s celebrates the golden age of fashion, the supermodel and the star photographer.  This exhibition brings the maestro's work back to the city he called home for 40 years and celebrates the full extent of his career. 

Speaking with the artist about this time, Glaviano notes, "The '80s were the most productive years in my career as a fashion photographer. Living and working in my beloved New York City, I had the good fortune to meet the most influential fashion designers, talented fashion stylists, and the most inspired glam squads. The influence of fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar was at its height, and I was lucky enough to be included. Something new was happening to the model industry. A little-known French modeling agency, Elite, owned by my late best friend John Casablancas, opened in New York City. It was Elite that invented the Supermodel. The Supermodel had more name recognition than any Hollywood star. She reigned supreme until the current fashion swing dictated that models had to look like emaciated waifs.  

During this time, I shot many calendars, notably with Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford. The calendars went on to sell millions of copies all over the USA and inspired 
a calendar craze in Europe that continues to this day." 

Many of Marco's images from this time are iconic. Marco Glaviano | The '80s seeks to showcase these pieces in celebration of Glaviano's career. Commenting on this body of work, Glaviano observes, "I must say that, almost forty years later, [the photographs] look even better. So good in fact, that they have become permanent features in the collections of some very notable collectors. It just goes to show; beauty is never out of date." 

In celebration of Marco Glaviano | The '80s, Space Gallery St Barth has published a special limited edition collector's art book spanning the 5 decades of his career. It features many previously unpublished photos and an intimate glimpse into the life of Marco Glaviano as well as a limited edition fine art print matching the cover image. There is a choice of 4 different cover images. Only 50 editions of each limited edition book have been produced.

Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami. 

Paulina and 477 Bananas (1/3), 1986

Marco Glaviano

Paulina and 477 Bananas (1/3), 1986

Limited edition photography

120 x 60 in

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1991

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1991

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Cindy Face (1/7), 1991

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Face (1/7), 1991

Photograph on canvas with Diamond Dust Crystal

77 x 53.50 in

Olga Serova (St Barth) (1/7), 2006

Marco Glaviano

Olga Serova (St Barth) (1/7), 2006

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49.20 in

Stephanie Seymour (St Barth) (1/7), 1985

Marco Glaviano

Stephanie Seymour (St Barth) (1/7), 1985

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Annaliese (West Indies) (1/25), 1995

Marco Glaviano

Annaliese (West Indies) (1/25), 1995

Limited edition photography

31.50 x 23.60 in

Paulina and 32 Mickeys (Anguilla) (1/3), 1987

Marco Glaviano

Paulina and 32 Mickeys (Anguilla) (1/3), 1987

Limited edition photography

120 x 60 in

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Ashley Richardson (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Marco Glaviano

Ashley Richardson (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Photograph on canvas

49.20 x 69 in

Claudia Schiffer (St Barth) (1/7), 1990

Marco Glaviano

Claudia Schiffer (St Barth) (1/7), 1990

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Tatjana Patitz (St Barth) (1/7), 1997

Marco Glaviano

Tatjana Patitz (St Barth) (1/7), 1997

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Supermodel Portfolio (1/75), 2007

Marco Glaviano

Supermodel Portfolio (1/75), 2007

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

Paulina Porizkova (New York) (1/3), 1986

Marco Glaviano

Paulina Porizkova (New York) (1/3), 1986

Limited edition photography

120 x 60 in

Cindy Kiss, Portfolio (Signed) (1/75), 2014

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Kiss, Portfolio (Signed) (1/75), 2014

Limited edition photography portfolio

Ashley with Plane (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Marco Glaviano

Ashley with Plane (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Eleonora (St Barth) (1/7), 2004

Marco Glaviano

Eleonora (St Barth) (1/7), 2004

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Crawford (St Barth) (1/7), 1984

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49.20 in

Lisa Glaviano, St Barth, St Jean (1/7), 1978

Marco Glaviano

Lisa Glaviano, St Barth, St Jean (1/7), 1978

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

49 x 69 in

Paulina Porizkova (New York) (1/7), 1992

Marco Glaviano

Paulina Porizkova (New York) (1/7), 1992

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Cindy Crawford Kiss Portfolio (Signed) (1/1), 2014

Marco Glaviano

Cindy Crawford Kiss Portfolio (Signed) (1/1), 2014

Photograph on canvas with Diamond Dust Crystal

Cindy C (St Barth) (1/7), 1992

Marco Glaviano

Cindy C (St Barth) (1/7), 1992

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Eleonora (St Barth) (1/7), 2005

Marco Glaviano

Eleonora (St Barth) (1/7), 2005

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Naomi Campbell (St Barth) (1/7), 1992

Marco Glaviano

Naomi Campbell (St Barth) (1/7), 1992

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

69 x 49 in

Eleonora Abbagnato Palermo (1/7), 2005

Marco Glaviano

Eleonora Abbagnato Palermo (1/7), 2005

Limited edition pigmented fine art print

47 x 31.50 in

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Marco Glaviano: The '80s (A 50 Year Retrospective)
May 1 - June 15, 2019 This spring, Space Gallery St Barth celebrates the career of one of the world's most influential and iconic photographers, Marco Glaviano at its New York City location. Marco Glaviano began his career as a photographer in Milan and New York, where he launched the careers of supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, and Paulina Porizkova. It was an exciting time on the brink of the digital era; a zeitgeist during which Glaviano broke new ground as a photographer and artist. Marco Glaviano | The '80s celebrates the golden age of fashion, the supermodel and the star photographer. This exhibition brings the maestro's work back to the city he called home for 40 years and celebrates the full extent of his career. Speaking with the artist about this time, Glaviano notes, "The '80s were the most productive years in my career as a fashion photographer. Living and working in my beloved New York City, I had the good fortune to meet the most influential fashion designers, talented fashion stylists, and the most inspired glam squads. The influence of fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar was at its height, and I was lucky enough to be included. Something new was happening to the model industry. A little-known French modeling agency, Elite, owned by my late best friend John Casablancas, opened in New York City. It was Elite that invented the Supermodel. The Supermodel had more name recognition than any Hollywood star. She reigned supreme until the current fashion swing dictated that models had to look like emaciated waifs. During this time, I shot many calendars, notably with Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford. The calendars went on to sell millions of copies all over the USA and inspired a calendar craze in Europe that continues to this day." Many of Marco's images from this time are iconic. Marco Glaviano | The '80s seeks to showcase these pieces in celebration of Glaviano's career. Commenting on this body of work, Glaviano observes, "I must say that, almost forty years later, [the photographs] look even better. So good in fact, that they have become permanent features in the collections of some very notable collectors. It just goes to show; beauty is never out of date." In celebration of Marco Glaviano | The '80s, Space Gallery St Barth has published a special limited edition collector's art book spanning the 5 decades of his career. It features many previously unpublished photos and an intimate glimpse into the life of Marco Glaviano as well as a limited edition fine art print matching the cover image. There is a choice of 4 different cover images. Only 50 editions of each limited edition book have been produced. Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami.
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