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Massimo Vitali

Untitled, from Knokke Beach Polyptych, from A Portfolio of Landscapes with Figures (two works), 2002

Offset lithograph 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

Published by Brancolini Grimaldi, London

Printed by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany

A.P. 10/20

Published by Brancolini Grimaldi, London

Printed by Steidl, Göttingen, 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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About the work
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A.P. 10/20

Published by Brancolini Grimaldi, London

Printed by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany

A.P. 10/20

Published by Brancolini Grimaldi, London

Printed by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany

Medium
Print
Signature
Stamped with the edition and photographer's stamp 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

Untitled, from Knokke Beach Polyptych, from A Portfolio of Landscapes with Figures (two works), 2002

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