MARCO GLAVIANO I 50
Opening 3rd January 2017 – will run variously on the island through end of February
This winter Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery celebrates 50 years in the career of one of the world’s most influential and iconic photographers – Marco Glaviano, following on the success of this important retrospective of work launched in Monaco, September 2016.
Marco Glaviano began his career shooting in Milan and New York and launching there the careers of some of the world’s most important supermodels including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova and Paulina Porizkova.
With a career spanning 5 decades this photography exhibition is complete in presenting a selection of images from the last fifty years including works from the supermodels series, nudes, jazz series, fashion series, portraits and St Barth series.
Marco Glaviano is one of the most famous names in the fashion industry, sought after by all the major 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.
A special limited edition collector’s art book and print has been published by Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery. It is available with a choice of 4 different covers and with only 50 of each cover produced to mark the 50 years. Comprised of 362 pages, it features many previously unpublished photos, and an imitate glimpse into the life of Marco Glaviano through an extended interview which is included in the book as well as the limited edition fine art print pertaining to the cover image.
Glaviano 50 is a celebration of Marco Glaviano’s extensive career containing all of his major photographic work. It is the narrative of his life – a juicy archive full of beautiful and classic images that have made Marco Glaviano the timeless and legendary photographer he is today.
For collectors of his work and collectors of fine art photography this is a rare opportunity to own a signed, numbered, limited edition volume – as well as the fine art print of one of his photographs.
The exhibition also presents two special limited edition collector’s portfolios.
The first of these special series is the iconic Cindy Crawford Kiss portfolio. This collection of 12 pieces takes the well know Kiss image which is reproduced in all the different pop art colours – and the works are sprinkled with diamond dust. “The series of Cindy Crawford Kiss is from a shoot that we did in St Barth in the 90s for Italian Vogue, it is a very simple picture but it is very iconic and also shows a different side of Cindy. Cindy and I have taken hundreds of pictures in St Barth but most were for her famous calendars and too sexy, the Kiss makes me smile and feel good” – MG The collectors set is designed to be hung as a full wall installation and a limited number are available… Additionally a special Supermodels Portfolio has been produced. This is a special collectors set of 12 pieces which celebrates Glaviano’s classic black and white photography. “It comprises 12 of the most famous Top Models who I have worked with during my forty years shooting in St Barth, these are some of my best pictures”.
Marco Glaviano has published fourteen books, and had numerous 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. The Principality of Monaco is rich in art and culture and we can think of no better place to launch this important retrospective of Marco Glaviano.
Show runs opens on 3rd January 2017. The solo exhibition will run until 10th January 2017. Works will be exhibited January and February at Tropical Hotel and our second Space Gallery at Taiwana Hotel as well as part of a collective exhibit at our main Gustavia based gallery.
Gallery opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm. Private viewing by appointment.
To pre-reserve your copy of Marco Glaviano 50 book or any other enquiry, please contact the gallery
contact [email protected] or Natalie on +590 690 73 73 57