The definitive monograph on the celebrated Italian artist. Francesco Vezzoli has become famous for a body of work that belies both a fascination for and a revulsion toward celebrity culture. His wide-ranging works create a thriving nexus of art, celebrity, fashion, and cinema that is reflected in his splashy live performances. This book is organized as a seductive anthology of projects, each introduced by a distinguished art critic, curator, or chronicler of modern culture. These enduring collaborations reveal the many touchstones that make up the artist’s universe: modernity and retro, Hollywood Babylon and personal obsessions, icons of camp and high culture, haute couture and kitsch.
Produced in close collaboration with the artist, the book design features a die-cut case and embroidered pages.
Francesco Vezzoli studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Fondazione Prada, Milan; Tate Modern, London; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Gagosian Gallery, Rome; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Cristiana Perrella is a Rome-based art critic and independent curator. She has collaborated with Francesco Vezzoli on numerous projects.