Tony  Viramontes, photo by Alice Springs, 1986, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Tony Viramontes, photo by Alice Springs, 1986, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

The illustrations of celebrated fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes will feature in the exhibition “Tony Viramontes, bold beautiful and damnedwhich will be held from 5th September to 3rd November 2013 in Milan at the renowned Carla Sozzani Gallery. Here it will be told the creative path of the artist, his unique, hard and direct style which has been a great contrast which the soft pastel school of fashion illustration which prevailed during the late Seventies, age where the Los Angeles fashion illustrator debuted. A smashing showcase of his work, including works resulting from collaborations with brands as Valentino, Jean Paul GaultierClaude Montana and portraits of personas as Duran Duran, Janet Jackson and Paloma Picasso, evidencing and imagery depicting an age, the New wave age and its shining vibrations and successfully telling avout the idea, guideline of Tony Viramontes: “it is essential to capture an image, not a detail, not a garment or an expression, but an impression”. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a vibrant creative who marked an age.

TONY VIRAMONTES, BOLD BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED ALLA GALLERIA CARLA SOZZANI DI MILANO

Valentino Haute Couture, 1984, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Valentino Haute Couture, 1984, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Le illustrazioni del celebre illustratore di moda Tony Viramontes saranno protagonisti della mostra “Tony Viramontes, bold beautiful and damnedche si terrà dal 5 settembre al 3 novembre 2013 a Milano presso la rinomata Galleria Carla Sozzani. Ivi sarà raccontato l’ iter creativo dell’ artista, il suo unico stile ruvido e diretto che ha rappresentato un grande contrasto con la scuola del leggiadro pastello prevalente durante la fine degli anni Settanta, epoca in cui l’ illustratore di moda Los Angeles ha debuttato. Una formidabile esposizione della sua opera che include lavori derivanti dalle collaborazioni con Valentino, Jean Paul GaultierClaude Montana e ritratti di personaggi quali Duran Duran, Janet Jackson e Paloma Picasso, un immaginario che dipinge un’ epoca, l’ epoca della New wave e le sue splendide vibrazioni e racconta felicemente l’ idea, la linea guida di Tony Viramontes: “è essenziale catturare un’ immagine, non un dettaglio, non un capo o un’ espressione, ma un’ impressione”. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare un vibrante creative che ha segnato un’ epoca.

Jean Paul Gaultier by Tony Viramontes, 1984, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Jean Paul Gaultier by Tony Viramontes, 1984, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Janice Dickinon in a hat by Montana by Tony Viramontes, 1984,  courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Janice Dickinson in a hat by Montana by Tony Viramontes, 1984, courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Paloma Picasso by Tony Viramontes, 1984, photo courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

Paloma Picasso by Tony Viramontes, 1984, photo courtesy of Galleria Carla Sozzani

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