Mario Testino, ‘Karlie Kloss, Austria, American Vogue’, 2013, Phillips

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This work is available for sale for the first time and is number 1 from the edition of 2 + 2 AP. Number 2/2 will be released by Mario Testino's studio in 2017 and the 2 artist's proofs will remain with the artist.

Image/Sheet: 238.7 x 180 cm (93 7/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
Frame: 244.7 x 186 cm (96 3/8 x 73 1/4 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘Mario is a great travel companion. He’s at home anywhere in the world, knows people everywhere, speaks five languages, and quickly adjusts to any new environment. He makes his shoots seem easy when they aren’t, and if he’s stressed, it never shows. His charming manner makes the impossible happen, and makes everyone around him feel good. Each trip I’ve done with Mario has taken us away from his familiar locations – a beach in Rio, a grand mansion, or a sophisticated world capital – to remote spas. Very early on our first morning at the fantastic Viva Mayr clinic, we had an idea to photograph Karlie as a 1920s dancer. Mario saw that the light was perfect, knew exactly how he wanted to shoot, and decided on this spot in a few minutes. I think his favorite part of our trips and the shoots is that the photographs aren’t about fashion, but rather about illustrating ideas, often without clothes.’

Phyllis Posnick

Recognised for his extraordinary ability to seize the most private of moments in his photographs, Mario Testino offers the viewer new perspectives on famous faces. Testino’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Shanghai Art Museum; MALBA, Buenos Aires; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino was awarded the Grand Cross Order of Merit in 2010, one of the highest honours in his native country of Peru, as well as the Order of the British Empire in 2013 in recognition of his remarkable career and charity work.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/2 on an artist label affixed to reverse of the flush-mount. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Destination Detox', Vogue US, July 2013, p. 103
P. Posnick, Stoppers: Photographs from My Life at Vogue, Abrams, p. 162, to be published November 2016

About Mario Testino

Mario Testino is a fashion photographer who has come to define fashion as much as he documents it. Sometimes described as “luxury realism,” Testino’s style is intended to capture his subjects in moments of engagement or expression, as opposed to the vacant, glassy-eyed aesthetic of many of his contemporaries. “I photograph what I see—and what I want to see,” he says. Testino’s images are filled with life and personality—perhaps his most famous shoot was of radiant, vivacious Princess Diana, just months before her death in 1997.

Peruvian, b. 1954, Lima, Peru, based in London, United Kingdom

Group Shows

2015
Annet Gelink Gallery, 
Amsterdam,
2014
Nuremberg,
Fashion Photography