Over the last two summers, Pigozzi has been taking photographs of his young and very playful dogs. In 2016, he received two Vizslas from Hungary, which he called Charles and Saatchi, and he was immediately amazed by how crazy their playing was, so he started taking pictures of them that can sometimes look violent, but he can assure you this is all play. In 2017, another puppy arrived, also called Saatchi. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and she too played with Charles and Saatchi. He mainly took the pictures in black and white as it made them more intense and a bit more dramatic. This book, Charles and Saatchi. The Dogs, contains some of the best pictures Jean Pigozzi has taken of his dogs. The book includes a compelling foreword by Charles Saatchi and is designed by Yolanda Cuomo Design, NYC.
Johnny Pigozzi was born in Paris in 1952. He frequented Harvard University, where he studied film and photography. After graduating, he worked in film and television. He began keeping a visual journal of his friends, family, travels, and surroundings in the 1960s. His first solo exhibition of photography was at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, and his photographs have since been exhibited worldwide.
Jean Pigozzi: Charles and Saatchi, The Dogs
Foreword by Charles Saatchi
Published by Damiani
Hardcover, 9 ⅘ X 12 ⅘ inches, 48 pages, 29 B&W
ISBN 978-88-6208-592-2 | $49 | £39
Publication Date: November 2018
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