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From the portfolio "Landscape with Figures" published by Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Roma/Florence, Italy and printed by Steidl Verlag.

Framing: 32 3/4 x 40 3/4" (83.2 x 103.5 cm) Contemporary matte white moulding, recessed with a 3" 8-ply top mat. All framing materials used are of archival quality and are 100% acid free including U.V. protective Plexi-glas.

Italian photographer Massimo Vitali (B. 1944, Como, Italy) is best known for his monumental color photographs of beaches, pools, and leisure scenes, often taken from removed vantage points, adapting the historical practice of landscape painting and figural studies to the photographic lens. Vitali studied photography in the 1960s at the London College of Printing, and pursued a career in photojournalism in the 1970s for several European magazines, among other publications. In the 1980s, he began working with cinematography for television and film, before focusing on photography for purely artistic purposes. Vitali’s work is held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, among other institutions. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and in Lucca, Italy.

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Publication: Vitali, Massimo. 'Landscapes with Figures'. Massimo Vitali. Göttingen : Steidl, 2004. Disco to disco : Gabriele Basilico, Massimo Vitali / [una conversazione di Giovanna Calvenzi con Gabriele Basilico, Massimo Vitali, Alberto Bianda]. Milano : Charta, circa 2007. Monuments & paysages : Provence, Alpes, Côte d'Azur / Jordi Bernadó, Massimo Vitali, John Davies, Bernard Plossu. Arles : Actes sud ; Marseille : Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 2006. Vitali, Massimo. Beach & disco : Massimo Vitali / introduction by James Lingwood ; essay by Jon Bird ; encounter between / entretien, Massimo Vitali & Bernard Millet. Göttingen : Steidl; New York City : Distributed by D.A.P., 2000.
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Provenance:
  • Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Roma/Florence, Italy; Private collection, USA
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 32.75 x 40.75 in. (83.18 x 103.5 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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