Francesco Bruno Solari

Richard Avedon

“I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” From fashion photography, to portraits of a changing world, and up until his death in 2004, Richard Avedon had but one daily obsession: making art. …

Herb Ritts

Is Herb Ritts to photography what William-Adolphe Bouguereau is to painting? A staged, dated and petit bourgeois idea of titillation? Or is he simply a reflection of a particularly artificial period in our recent history that gave us the “super model”? A period that …

Wolfgang Tillmans

“Photography always lies about what’s in front of the camera, but it never lies about what is behind, it always clearly reveals the intentions that are behind… Allowing and being as prepared as possible for what might happen, while staying …

Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims started taking pictures to impress her father. Believing she was not pretty enough for his standards, she took photographs of beautiful women to get his attention. “Someone who doesn’t like museums is someone who doesn’t love women”, her …

Robert Mapplethorpe

In 1983, I was working as a trainee in the Modern Paintings department at Christie’s in New York. One of my duties was to be on the exhibition floor making sure clients inquiries would be attended. One particular winter morning …