Mario Testino at PRISM Gallery
WeHo gallery's showing of iconic images by famed photographer coincides with the Oscars.
February 20, 2013
On February 23, the PRISM gallery will fête the opening of a survey of works by photographer Mario Testino with a private preview event before the exhibit opens to the public on February 26. Dubbed Mario Testino, the showcase's timing around the Academy Awards is particularly significant since Testino is renowned for his stunning portraits of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, and Madonna. This exhibit marks Testino’s first in the United States in seven years, and will feature 27 large-scale photographs that span his career, including some never-before-displayed images.
Born in Lima, Peru, Testino has solidified his place in the art world by capturing mesmerizing images that reflect as much on the time in which they were shot as they do on the subjects themselves. Whether it’s his iconic Shades photo of Kate Moss sunbathing, or a close-up of a series of disco balls that perfectly encapsulate a buzzing nightlife scene, Testino’s pictures are visually striking and culturally significant. His works have been exhibited worldwide in places like at the MATE (Asociación Mario Testino in Lima), a not-for-profit that Testino founded to promote the arts of his native country. PRISM will exhibit Testino’s work until March 30 during normal business hours. 8746 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-289-1301
Photography by Mario Testino