FRANCESCO SCAVULLO, A Photographic Retrospective, the first U.S. Retrospective of Francesco Scavullo’s work was held at Sotheby’s in New York on April 4th, 2006. The exhibition, on loan from the Scavullo Foundation featured over eighty celebrity and fashion portraits. The event which was sponsored by Lancôme, included a live auction of four vintage prints conducted by Sotheby’s auctioneer James G. Niven, with the proceeds benefiting the mental health charity, Fountain House. Despite his own personal struggle with bipolar disorder, Scavullo had a productive and brilliant career that spanned over half a century.
Among those honoring Scavullo’s life and work were his friends and colleagues- magazine editors Pamela Fiori (Town and Country), Helen Gurley Brown (International Cosmopolitan) and model Carmen Dell’Orifice . The event was a tremendous success raising over $50,000 for Fountain House. Event photographics courtesy Patrick Mcmullan.
Francesco Scavullo: A Photographic Retrospective – Milan, Italy
As one of the world’s most recognized fashion photographers, Francesco Scavullo captured on film some of the most famous personalities of the 20th century. Acknowledged to be the dominant photographic influence on American fashion and beauty, his lighting technique and impeccable artistry created evocative portraits that defined an era. One hundred celebrated images comprise FRANCESCO SCAVULLO: A Photographic Retrospective. The collection includes some of his most compelling work, including several important album and magazine covers from Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Time and Town and Country.
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