The Entire Career of Oliviero Toscani in 800 Photos

The Entire Career of Oliviero Toscani in 800 Photos
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Who doesn’t remember the irreverent kiss between a very young priest and nun or the portraits of Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and Federico Fellini? All these and more are on display among the 800 photos at the Palazzo Reale, celebrating eighty years of Oliviero Toscani. For the largest exhibition in Italy ever dedicated to the great photographer, visitors are invited to review the career of this artist with the provocative vision who influenced customs and pushed the world to discuss the most varied themes, from racism to anorexia. Curator Nicolas Ballario has woven this in-depth look at Oliviero Toscani, presenting work created, starting in the early ‘60s, up to today. There are images and ad campaigns that made him famous worldwide, making his photos relevant to communicating any imaginable brand. Among the iconic works, the public will remember Three Hearts White/Black/Yellow from 1996, and No-Anorexia from 2007, while one section is dedicated to the works of Fedele and Marirosa Toscani (Oliviero’s father and sister), first photo journalist for Corriere della Sera and design photographer, respectively. Completely decked out with posters on the walls, glued there as they would be on the street, Palazzo Reale shows, for this exhibition, a never-before-seen look, with hundreds of photos which offer an overview of the work of one of Italy’s best-known artists on the international level.

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