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Massimo Vitali

Rosignano Dawn Diptych, from A Portfolio of Landscapes and Figure (two works), 2006

Offset lithographs in colors on smooth wove paper
35 1/4 × 27 1/2 in
89.5 × 69.9 cm
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A.P. 10/20 (aside from an edition of 120)

Published by Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany

A.P. 10/20 (aside from an edition of 120)

Published by Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany

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Massimo Vitali
Italian, b. 1944
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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.

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A.P. 10/20 (aside from an edition of 120)

Published by Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany

A.P. 10/20 (aside from an edition of 120)

Published by Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany

Medium
Print
Signature
Stamped verso
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Massimo Vitali
Italian, b. 1944
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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.

Massimo Vitali

Rosignano Dawn Diptych, from A Portfolio of Landscapes and Figure (two works), 2006

Offset lithographs in colors on smooth wove paper
35 1/4 × 27 1/2 in
89.5 × 69.9 cm
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