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Jean Pigozzi
Bill Gates with Damien Hirstís shark, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA, 2007
Gagosian Gallery
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by Charlie Finch

Socialite and controversial photography collector (he has been involved in one kerfluffle after another over the origins and showing of his groundbreaking African photography collection) Jean (aka "Johnny") Pigozzi first burst on the New York scene in the 1980s as a backer of the arch, witty Spy magazine, as a guy with a come-on line for every woman, whose chubby mug popped Zelig-like into every party pic imaginable.


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