Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 2008

75 x 93 cm
Fine Art Print
Edition: 9 + 1 a/p

This photo artwork takes part of the famous Vanitas series by Antonio Guccione. In this series Antonio Guccione creates skulls that have been scientifically researched to emulate the people they represent in his photographs. The work titles always contain the place and the year of death of the pictured personalities. Therefore, his skulls – all things considered – are still portraits, which he tells with childish enthusiasm and darting eyes gleaming with pride. This game is at the same time pop and deeply conceptual, although each portrait is unique, also in terms of procedures, meanings, symbolisms and associations.

With the portrait of Yves Saint-Laurent, the artist indulges a well-deserved homage to himself. Frontal and decidedly smiling, the Algerian-born French fashion designer’s skull wears the typical glasses (the real ones!) that have made his face a symbol and proudly leans on a volume – a piece of history – dedicated to him and signed by Marguerite Duras. All around, as in a Bergman vision, dance black female silhouettes cut out from Antonio Guccione’s most beautiful fashion photographs. Tout se tient, in short. While the bonfire of Vanitas continues to burn, between melancholy and glamour notes.

For more information about the VANITAS series as other included personalities, further formats, available edition numbers or prices, please do not hesitate to contact us using the fields below. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.

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