Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sante D'Orazio, Group of 4 Gelatin Silver Prints, USA, 1986

Sante D'Orazio, Group of 4 Gelatin Silver Prints, USA, 1986
Sante D'Orazio (b. 1956) - American fashion and celebrity photographer
'Suzanne, Morgan Hotel, Room 1608'
Each signed and dated in pencil lower right 'Sante D'Orazio 1986'
Each titled in pencil lower left '"Suzanne, Morgan Hotel, Room 1608"'
Various image dimensions
Sheet dimensions, each: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
These alluring photographs by Sante D'Orazio feature the photographer's trademark combination of sexual energy and celebrity. Depicting Suzanne in various stages of undress, D'Orazio explores sensuality and fame through her gaze and figure. From playful to sultry, each image showcases the photographer's strong eye and the model's ease in front of the camera.
Executed in 1986, this group of four gelatin silver prints are each signed, dated and titled in the lower margin. With various image dimensions, each sheet measures 20 x 16 inches. A few scattered, soft handling creases but otherwise each print in excellent, original condition.
Sante D'Orazio (American, b. 1956)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sante D'Orazio began his career working for Italian Vogue in 1981, eventually becoming noticed by Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Since then, D'Orazio's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, GQ, Playboy and Vogue; he has photographed celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Pamela Anderson. His alluring world of Hollywood and fashion often depict actresses and supermodels in various stages of undress, exploring sensuality and fame in present-day society. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including Anonymous Gallery/Collective Hardware, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum; the Cameraworks Gallery, Berlin; and the Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City. More