Private View — Solo Exhibition of Mario Testino

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Duration: 2012.06.07 -- 2012.06.27
Location: 1st and 2nd floor exhibition hall of Building No.2, Today Art Museum

Exhibition Preface

                                                        DISCOVERING THE ART OF A WORLD MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Mario Testino was born in Peru. As a young man he decided to leave South America and travelled to London where he became a photographer. Now he is known all of the world as one of the defining image-makers of his generation, in his fashion photographs, his portraits and through his documentaion of extraordinary aspects of a world to which he has unprecedented access.

MARIO TESTINO: PRIVATE VIEW  will bring together almost 100 of Testino’s most celebrated photographs, providing a unique insight into some of the most remarkable images of our time.From portraits of royalty and award-winning Hollywood actors, to iconic cover images, Mario Testino has photographed the world’s most respected and influential people. His pictures have been featured world-wide across covers of international fashion magazines and through campaigns for the world’s leading fashion and beauty brands.


Testino is known for the extraordinary way in which he can capture his subjects. He has a unique ability to create a connection with his sitters, offering spontaneous and intimate portraits, which captivate audiences worldwide and give the viewer an exclusive insight into an often unknown world. The exhibition will combine every aspect of Testino’s inspirational career in an installation that combines colour, light and video to illuminate the work of a modern master.


The show will also highlight the work of Testino’s 15 years of creative partnership with Burberry and the brand’s Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey. As the brand’s photographer Testino has captured some of the most instantly recognisable imagery which have resonated with fans of fashion, art and photography around the world.


Coinciding with Mario Testino’s inaugural exhibition in China, a special edition book Mario Testino, Private View will be published by Taschen. The book will be released on a limited edition of 1,500 numbered and signed copies and will come housed in an unique, injection-moulded plastic box with a lenticular cover portrait of Lady Gaga. Contributing authors are Graydon Carter, Karl Lagerfeld, Jennifer Allen, and Patrick Kinmonth.



Mario Testino