Friday, December 16, 2022

Venice - Palazzo Loredan - Giochi di Sponda - Double Act - A Contemporary Glass Collection - Exhibition


"Collection: a group of accumulated objects of the same nature, valuable, curious, or otherwise interesting, if only subjectively. That is the Zingarelli Italian dictionary’s definition, and it strikes me as droll that the close – “if only subjectively” – expresses the true and profound meaning of every collection!
I started buying glass objects when I was just a little girl, in Trieste, my hometown."
Serena Coloni
collector

 Palazzo LoredanIstituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Giochi di Sponda - Una Collezione di vetro Contemporaneo 
Double Act - A Contemporary Glass Collection 

The exhibition Double Act curated by gallerist Caterina Tognon and collector Serena Coloni which was on show at Palazzo Loredan in Campo Santo Stefano told the story of her collection established between 1990 and 2020 that is still unique in Italy in documenting the International Studio Glass art movement. The exhibition itinerary testified the work of 53 international artists with a corpus of 106 works in glass made between the 1950s and the present in Venice, as well as in academies and glassworks in Bohemia, in European research centers, and in the studio-furnaces of American, Canadian and Australian artists.

 Laura de Santillana


"From 1991 to the present my work has been a long journey in the company of Serena. Together we have created a splendid collection, hers, and a solid gallery, mine, both alone in dealing with contemporary glass in Italy in those decades."
Caterina Tognon
gallerist

The collection reflects the friendship between a gallerist and a collector who have cultivated a shared passion for the city of Venice and artistic glass. It bears witness to an artistic practice resting on the encounter between free creativity and the rules of an ancient craft.

Cristiano Bianchin


Cristiano Bianchin


Bruna Esposito


Alessandro Diaz de Santillana


Maria Grazia Rosin


Silvia Levenson


Richard Meitner


Ettore Sottsass


Massimo Nordio


Danny Lane


Barbara Bloom

 
Daniela Schonbachler


Richard Marquis


Ivan Mares
Borek Sipek









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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Conegliano - Palazzo Sarcinelli - Ron Galella - Paparazzo Superstar - Retrospective Exhibition

Photograph and copyright - Manfredi Bellati
 
Conegliano - Palazzo Sarcinelli
Ron Galella - Paparazzo Superstar 
 
At Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, Northwest of Venice, the exhibition Ron Galella, Paparazzo Superstar, until January 29 - curated by Alberto Damian and produced and organised by Sime Books and the City of Conegliano. Ron Galella was the most famous paparazzo in the history of photography and this exhibition brings together over 180 portraits of celebrities, actors, musicians and artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, selected from the more than 3 million shots that make up the immense archive of the photographer: the photographs, mostly in white and black, are accompanied by the story that tells how they were made, allowing you to discover the background of the iconic shots.
 
 
 
Alberto Damian
curator 
 
 
 
 
"my obsession and my personal Mona Lisa!"
 
 One room of the exhibition is dedicated to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, defined by Galella as "my obsession and my personal Mona Lisa" to whom the famous image called "Windblown Jackie" was considered by Time Magazine as "one of the 100 most influential photographs of all Time."
 
 Joy Smith 
 Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Ron Galella
Windblown Jackie
New York City - 7 October 1971 
 
 
"My top two selling photographs - John Lennon and Mick Jagger and Windblown Jackie - have one thing in common, none of the subjects knew they were being photographed."
 
John Lennon and Mick Jagger - with May Pang
 L.A. - 13 March 1974
Second Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards
honoring James Cagney at the Century Plaza Hotel
 
 
"Although my photos are still, they all have movement!"
  
Nally Bellati
Ron Galella
Milan - 28 September 2004
 Photology Gallery 
 
 
The Magazine Covers
 
 
Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor
 
 
"When Sophia Loren arrived at the after party for the "Dr. Zhivago" premiere... I photographed her at her table.  Finishing up my take, I asked her what she found fascinating about the star's Omar Sharif.  'His eyes!" she said making an expressive gesture. "I though the Italians had the most beautiful eyes; now I think the Egyptian have!"
 
Sophia Loren 
New York City - 22 December 1965
Dr. Zhivago - Premiere Party at the American Hotel 
 
 
"A year after Marlon Brando punched me in Chinatown, he scheduled a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel 
to announce the benefit for Native American Indians.  This time I came prepared wearing a helmet.... this photo the following week,
 this soon-to-be-iconic shot ran in People magazine.... 
this photo and the photo of me taken with Jackie - see above - by Joy Smith have become the two most famous and requested pictures of me with a celebrity."
 
 Paul Schmulbach 
Marlon Brando and Ron Galella 
New York City - 26 November 1974
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
 
 
The Magazine Covers
 
 
Elvis Presley and Diana Goodman
Long Island - New York - 19 July 1975
Departing Nassau Coliseum Following His Performance
Elvis Presley
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 25 June 1974
The Philadelphia Hilton Hotel
 
 
John -  Paul - Ringo - Peter Sellers - Yoko - Linda
 

 
 
"What are you doing here Ron?" quipped The Boss.  "You're hard to get!" said Ron Galella to his fast moving target."
 
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
New york City - 24 August 1988
Sting Concert After Party at Canal Bar 
 

 Dustin Hoffman
Los Angeles - 7 October -1979
Outside Chasen's Restaurant
 

 The Press Preview
Lucio Spaziante, Fabio Chies, Anna Martinelli, Alberto Damian
Sophia Simeone and Giovanni Simeone 
 

 Grace Jones and Andy Warhol
New York City - 13 June 1978
Grease Premier Party at Studio 54 
Andy Warhol
New York City - 13 January 1985
Fourth Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards 
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
 
Steve Rubell, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Liza Minnelli
New York City - 4 June 1978
Thirtysecond Annual Tony Awards Supper Ball 
at the Waldorf-Astoria


 
The Prosecco
San Salvatore Brut
Prosecco Superiore - DOCG 
Conegliano - Valdobbiadene



 

 


 

 

 





 

 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Palazzo Falier - Venice a Private Invitation - book launch - party photos


 "Venice has a thousand reflections of silk, marble, mirror, and light."
 
 Palazzo Falier 
Servane Giol - Venice a Private Invitation - Book Launch 
Party Photos
 
In the beautiful rooms of the piano nobile of Palazzo Falier on the Canal Grande, the book launch of Servane Giol's - Venice a Private Invitation took place. This intimate guide takes us inside the rooms of private palazzi and confirms the eternal splendor of Venice, with stunning photographs by Mattia Aquila and a forward by Academie Francaise's Pierre Rosenberg.
 
 
 
Roberto De Feo, Servane Giol and Cristina Beltrami



Servane Giol - Venice a Private Invitation
photographs - Mattia Aquila
foreward - Pierre Rosenberg, Academie Francaise
publisher - Marsiglio Arte 
 
 
 
publisher, Luca De Michelis and author, Servane Giol
 
 
Giovanni Giol, Jonny Todhunter, Valentina and Lorenzo Marangoni and Giovanna Giol


 
Roberto Cicutto and Paolo Lorenzoni
 
 
France Thierard
 

Marino and Rossella Zorzi
 
 
 Servane Giol - Venice a Private Invitation
photographs - Mattia Aquila
 
In this intimate and informed invitation to the city, Servane Giol guides us through a maze of canals, secluded campos, and narrow alleyways to meet some of Venice’s most creative residents, opening the door to private historic palazzi, as well as more recently restored houses and apartments owned by a new generation of artists and designers drawn to Venice’s radiant beauty, energy, and lifestyle. Whether it is in interior design, glassmaking, shoemaking, or the restoration of historic monuments, her circle of talented friends have brought a renewed vibrancy and elegance to the city, giving visibility to some of Venice’s most elegant traditional crafts and passionately safeguarding them for future generations.
 
 
Susanne Thun Hohenstein and Alessandra Zoppi
 
 
Caterina Zangrando, Filippo and Alessandra Gaggia and Alvise Fontana
 
 
Luca Massimo Barbero
 
 
Matteo Corvino and Roberta Rossi
 
 
Dado Luccheschi
 
 
Sophie Barling, Eric Hannikainen and Camilla Purdon
 

Andrew Huston
and Silvia Dianese 
 
 
Cristina Beltrami, Diamante d'Alessio and Melba Ruffo
 
 
Benedetta Gaggia and Maria Novella Benzoni
 

Mimi Todhunter
 
 
Richard Makin-Poole and Chahan Minassian
 

Giordana Naccari and Giuseppe Baldissera
 
 
Giovanni Rubin de Cervin and Daniela Suppiej
 
 
Book Signing
author - Servane Giol 
 

 and...
Ulysse
 

 





 


 



 

 
 


 
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