Renowned fashion photographer Marco Glaviano is the subject of an exhibition currently underway in the Principality.
He has photographed some of the world’s most famous supermodels of the roaring 80’s, such as Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer and Paulina Porizkova. His work has been published in some of the most important fashion magazines around the globe, such as Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, and American Vogue. He has also shot glamourous campaigns for the likes of Gorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Revlon, l’Oréal and Valentino, as well as founding Pier 59 in New York, still recognized today as the most well-known studio in the world.
Now after 50 years producing stunning fashion images, iconic photographer Marco Glaviano is being celebrated by the Principality of Monaco with an exhibition co-produced by Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery and Muse Cultural Consulting, that runs until the 2nd of October at the Monaco Modern Art gallery.
The Sicilian-born artist started out his career by taking shots of jazz musicians, but quickly turned his attention towards the fashion world to become one of the most sought after photographers in the industry, thanks to his mostly black and white pictures which oozed with sensuality and femininity.
His impressive portfolio includes many nude images of beautiful women captured in extraordinary landscapes, portraits of jazz icons, as well as many shots taken in St. Barth. Most of them are on display at the exhibition, but what makes it particularly special is that two new limited collections are also presented. The first one contains 12 pieces that reproduce the famous Cindy Crawford kiss in all the different pop art colours, while the second one is comprised of 12 pieces representing the most famous top models Glaviano has worked with during his extensive career.
When looking at those pictures, it is easy to understand why the Italian artist’s work is highly collectable and found in some of the world’s leading museums and private collections.
The Marco Glaviano exhibition at the Monaco Modern Art gallery runs until the 2nd of October 2016. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Monaco Modern Art Gallery
27, avenue Princesse Grace
Tel: + 377 92 16 71 17
All images courtesy Monaco Modern Art gallery; Supermodels photo – Cindy Crawford St Barth, 1991, Paulina Porizkova New York, 1982, Olga Serova St Barth, 2006