FRANCESCO SCAVULLO: A Photographic Retrospective - U.S.A.
FRANCESCO SCAVULLO, A Photographic Retrospective, the first U.S. Retrospective of Francesco Scavullo's work was held at Sotheby's in New York on April 4th, 2006. The exhibition, on loan from the Scavullo Foundation featured over eighty celebrity and fashion portraits. The event which was sponsored by Lancôme, included a live auction of four vintage prints conducted by Sotheby's auctioneer James G. Niven, with the proceeds benefiting the mental health charity, Fountain House. Despite his own personal struggle with bipolar disorder, Scavullo had a productive and brilliant career that spanned over half a century.
Among those honoring Scavullo's life and work were his friends and colleagues- magazine editors Pamela Fiori (Town and Country), Helen Gurley Brown (International Cosmopolitan) and model Carmen Dell'Orifice . The event was a tremendous success raising over $50,000 for Fountain House. Event photographics courtesy Patrick Mcmullan.
Francesco Scavullo: A Photographic Retrospective - Milan, Italy
As one of the world's most recognized fashion photographers, Francesco Scavullo captured on film some of the most famous personalities of the 20th century. Acknowledged to be the dominant photographic influence on American fashion and beauty, his lighting technique and impeccable artistry created evocative portraits that defined an era. One hundred celebrated images comprise FRANCESCO SCAVULLO: A Photographic Retrospective. The collection includes some of his most compelling work, including several important album and magazine covers from Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Time and Town and Country.
The retrospective will be published in ten portfolios and each will contain ten hand-toned and hand-numbered silver gelatin prints. The edition size is strictly limited to 150 (outside of 45 AP'S for collaborators, museums, and foundations.) The sheet paper size is 20" x 24" / 51 cm x 61 cm. The first portfolio titled "Song" features Mick Jagger, Sting, Janis Joplin, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Ravi Shankar, Lena Horne and Deborah Harry. Scavullo's photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, Guggenheim, and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Accordingly,the retrospective has been included in the permanent collections of leading international museums, most notably The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The "Song" portfolio is published by The Motion Picture Group, Inc. For further information regarding Francesco Scavullo's limited edition prints, please contact Stella Benakis, Director of Sales and Marketing , at MPG. TEL + 1(215) 446-2811