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Jean Pigozzi

French, b. 1952

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Jean Pigozzi

French, b. 1952

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Jean Pigozzi has photographed celebrity life for over four decades and is well-known for series such as “Pigozzi & Co.,” started in the 1970s, which upended the typical role of the paparazzi by inserting the photographer alongside his subjects, including Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli and Mick Jagger. He has been deemed "an upscale Weegee" by Elton John (who has one of the top photography collections in the world) for his ability to place himself at the scene of the crime. Another reference is French photographer and painter Jacques-Henri Lartigue, who captured the leisure classes at play in the early 20th century. Pigozzi is renowned for his collection of contemporary African art, the world's largest.

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Biography

Jean Pigozzi has photographed celebrity life for over four decades and is well-known for series such as “Pigozzi & Co.,” started in the 1970s, which upended the typical role of the paparazzi by inserting the photographer alongside his subjects, including Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli and Mick Jagger. He has been deemed "an upscale Weegee" by Elton John (who has one of the top photography collections in the world) for his ability to place himself at the scene of the crime. Another reference is French photographer and painter Jacques-Henri Lartigue, who captured the leisure classes at play in the early 20th century. Pigozzi is renowned for his collection of contemporary African art, the world's largest.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hamburger Bahnhof, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Articles Featuring Jean Pigozzi
Jean Pigozzi’s Photographs Captured Celebrities’ Private Lives in the ’80s and ’90s
Feb 15th, 2017
Jean Pigozzi’s Photographs Captured Celebrities’ Private Lives in the ’80s and ’90s
Inside the World of Jean Pigozzi, the Tech Investor with the World’s Largest Collection of Contemporary African Art
Oct 12th, 2015
Inside the World of Jean Pigozzi, the Tech Investor with the World’s Largest Collection of Contemporary African Art
Why Collecting is Like Flying an Airplane, from Globetrotting Art Collector Jean Pigozzi
Sep 24th, 2013
Why Collecting is Like Flying an Airplane, from Globetrotting Art Collector Jean Pigozzi
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