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Sunday, 14th July 2024

Photography by Guido Argentini

Someone once asked Picasso where he drew the line between  sexuality and art.  He replied: “they are one single thing, they are one and the same.  Art can only be erotic”.

Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since 1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles . His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world. By 2003, Argentini achieved widespread recognition when he published Silvereye, his series of black-and-white photographs of nudes, many of them covered in his signature silver paint. Metallic women would feature heavily throughout his career, culminating in the publication of Argentum (2013), a photobook featuring ballet dancers posed nude and in motion. Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles and squares.

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