2004/2008

Sheet dimensions: 30 x 24 inches. Framed in natural wood with Plexiglas. BAM will facilitate artwork release within 14 days after non-essential work resumes and allows. Ships from New York.

Medium
Signature
Initialed, sticker on verso
Publisher
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist

Best known for his large-format color photographs of beach scenes, Massimo Vitali has worked as a photojournalist, cinematographer, and fine arts photographer. Early in his career, Vitali developed mistrust in the capacity of documentary photography to reproduce the complexities of reality, which drew him away from photojournalism and instead towards a more conceptual practice. In his “Beach Series” (1995-), he photographed people on Italian beaches—shooting from podiums as high as five meters—as a commentary on the sinister elements, like “cosmetic fakery […] commodified leisure […] and rigid conformism,” behind scenes of supposed normality.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
BAM
Selected exhibitions
2020
Ordinary MagicBAM
Massimo Vitali: Costellazioni Umane (Human Constellations) at Ettore Fico Museum, TurinMazzoleni
2019
Civilization: The Way We Live NowUCCA
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Ipercoop Sesto Fiorentino 2

C-print
28 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
72.4 × 57.2 cm
Edition of 40 + 12AP
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2004/2008

Sheet dimensions: 30 x 24 inches. Framed in natural wood with Plexiglas. BAM will …

Medium
Signature
Initialed, sticker on verso
Publisher
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist

Best known for his large-format color photographs of beach scenes, Massimo Vitali has worked as a photojournalist, cinematographer, and fine arts photographer. Early in his career, Vitali developed mistrust in the capacity of documentary photography to reproduce the complexities of reality, which drew him away from photojournalism and instead towards a more conceptual practice. In his “Beach Series” (1995-), he photographed people on Italian beaches—shooting from podiums as high as five meters—as a commentary on the sinister elements, like “cosmetic fakery […] commodified leisure […] and rigid conformism,” behind scenes of supposed normality.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
BAM
Selected exhibitions (3)
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