As is the case with the photographs on view, which exclusively depict Roversi's friend, model and muse Guinevere, over the past twelve years. The images are both abstract meditations and intimate studies. Whether wearing haute couture or photographed nude, Guinevere's allure is palpable. The sum of the pictures' parts results in unconventional, often provocative portraits.
Paolo Roversi was born 1947 in Ravenna, Italy. He has lived and worked in Paris for over 35 years. His work has been the subject of numerous monographs, including Nudi (Editions Stromboli, Paris: 1999), Paolo Roversi: Libretto (Steidl, Göttingen: 2000) and Studio (Steidl, Goettingen and Editions Stromboli, Paris: 2002).
Roversi has realized advertising campaigns for Cerruti, Comme des Garons, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino, .... as well as editorials for magazines, including Arena, Harper's Bazaar, I-D, Interview, Marie-Claire, The New York Times Magazine, Italian and British Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, W.....
PAOLO ROVERSI: GUINEVERE
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May 21 - June 14, 2008