Masterworks and Unpublished Images By Fashion Photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri to Be Featured in New Exhibition

A retrospective exhibition of fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri is landing in Ostuni, a city in Apulia, Italy.

The “Gian Paolo Barbieri: Beyond Fashion” exhibit will be presented at the House of Lucie from July 5 until Aug. 31. In collaboration with The Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri and the Milan-based gallery 29 Arts In Progress, masterworks by the artist will be presented along with unpublished photographs ranging from the 1960s to the year 2000 as a result of research into the artist’s archive.

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Gian Paolo Barbieri "Io Donna" Milan, 2000
Gian Paolo Barbieri, “Io Donna” Milan, 2000.

The models and celebrities are portrayed in an intimate and spontaneous way: Veruschka, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova and Monica Bellucci, among others, including Audrey Hepburn in 1969. They were all shot by Barbieri for major ad campaigns for Italian and international fashion brands such as Versace, Ferrè, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Giorgio Armani.

Barbieri is known for his ironic yet provocative images, rich with references to art history, with set design in exotic locations and cinematic references echoing his early experience working at Cinecittà in Rome.

House of Lucie is a contemporary photography space presenting rotating exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and events. It was established in 2016 by the creative director, gallerist Hossein Farmani, as a contemporary photography space to showcase the work of the Lucie Awards honorees. In 2018, Barbieri was the winner of the Lucie Award for best international fashion photographer.

Gian Paolo Barbieri "Christy Turlington in Yves Saint Laurent" Paris, 1988
Gian Paolo Barbieri, “Christy Turlington in Yves Saint Laurent” Paris, 1988.

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