Mario Testino: Unfiltered

“Shooting images continuously and for many years, it’s nice to sometimes stop and self-reflect, to examine that which others see and take from my photographs.” – Mario Testino

29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery is proud to present “Mario Testino: Unfiltered”, the first major exhibition of the celebrated artist and photographer in an Italian gallery. The show takes place in two consecutive exhibitions in Milan, the first from 1st of October – 27th of November, 2021 and the second from 2nd of December 2021 – 28th of February 2022.

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The Exhibition

Alongside his rarest and most iconic large format photographs, the Milanese gallery presents an exclusive and unpublished body of work available in new formats and editions, thereby revealing a lesser known, more spontaneous and personal side of the artist’s oeuvre.

The ambitious exhibition brings to the attention of Italian and International collectors more than 50 artworks carefully selected by the gallery owners and Mario Testino. The exhibition includes not only the photographer’s most beloved muses, in both iconic and previously unpublished shots, but it also demonstrates the photographer’s vast creativity, as much in fashion as in his most intimate portraits, brought together in an ode to Italy. The exhibition, in fact, includes a selection of works from the recent publication Ciao (Taschen, 2020), a book dedicated to the artist’s love affair with Italy.

“Discovering Italy was a powerful experience that has captured my imagination. I felt a profound connection with everything I saw around me. I loved the people, the landscape, the architecture, and how art and beauty were such a casual, natural part of life.” – Mario Testino.

Part two of the exhibition contains a body of never before seen work, intimate portraits, authentic snapshots of an artist’s life lived to the fullest, alongside a few of the faces that have left an indelible mark on his extraordinary career.

“Working with Mario Testino and his team has been a great pleasure and honour for us” say Eugenio Calini and Luca Casulli, owners of 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery. “It’s wonderful to have the chance to get know the more authentic side of an artist of such talent and above all observe the great trust he has placed in us, a trust which is at the heart of any successful relationship.”

"Mario Testino: Unfiltered", 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS, Milan 2022.

Selected Works

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, Naples, Vogue, 2017

Naomi Campbell, Paris, 1997

Kate Moss, London, Vogue, 2012

Josh Hartnett, New York, V Man, 2005

Kate Moss, London, Vogue, 2006

Natasha Poly & Eva Herzigova, Madrid, Spanish Vogue, 2012

Astid and James, Paris, Face, 1996

Naomi Campbell, Milan, 1997

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