Mario Testino photographs – Kate Moss, Kass, Miller, Vodianova – Out Now

Mario Testino, Kate Moss, London, 2006/2012.
On the occasion of his major retrospective "In Your Face", 21 October 2012 - 23 Febuary 2013, at the MFA in Boston, Counter Editions is releasing four new prints by the inimitable photographer Mario Testino.  Instantly recognisable for the casual elegance and visual opulence of his images, Testino's photographs reveal alluring glimpses of his high-fashion world and simultaneously mythologize it. The forthcoming editions are classic Testino images that both bring this world tantalisingly close to the viewer and also heighten its surreality - a dichotomy that makes his photographs continually fascinating.

Mario Testino, Kate Moss, London, 2006/2012. (see image above)   SOLD OUT
Kate Moss has long been one of Testino's closest friends and remains one of his favourite muses. Kate Moss, London, 2006 is a classic Testino work, both capturing the intimacy of a seemingly unguarded or fleeting moment and also heightening a sense of glamour and surreality. Perched casually on a polished bathroom counter in a sheer, frothy black dress and a black mask pulled back and slightly askew, Kate seems caught unawares in the midst of some glamourous fête. It is precisely this contrast between the apparently incidental and the impossibly glamorous which makes Testino's images continually fascinating.
Medium: Digitally produced chromogenic c-type print on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper with a border
Edition of 175
Size: 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse
Price: SOLD OUT

Mario Testino, Carmen Kass, Los Angeles, 2009/2012.
Draped in a luxuriant and vibrant red fur, supermodel Carmen Kass confronts the camera impassively. Her perfect teeth framed by impossibly glossy red lips and nails, the model's direct and fearless gaze reveals the delicate greens, blues and even violets of her eyes in stunning detail. Aloof and untouchable, Carmen Kass, Los Angeles, 2009 is a distinctly Testino image of contemporary female beauty, defiant and fierce.
Medium: Digitally produced chromogenic c-type print on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper with a border
Edition of 175
Size: 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse
Price: £1,200

Mario Testino, Sienna Miller, Rome, 2007/2012.
Amidst a fantastic backdrop of heroic marble sculptures, actress Sienna Miller pauses and looks over her shoulder as if lost in an unfamiliar world. Wearing a stunning feathered black and white ballgown, the parallel between Miller's classic beauty and that of the idealized sculptures is clear. Dramatic and otherworldly, Sienna Miller, Rome, 2007 is a classic image of Testino's fantasy world.
Medium: Digitally produced chromogenic c-type print on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper with a border
Edition of 175
Size: 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse
Price: £1,200

Mario Testino, Natalia Vodianova, Cannes, 2007/2012.
Wearing nothing but an exquisite diamond cuff and dark nail polish, Natalia Vodianova gazes upwards as she reclines in a white cane chair. Her bobbed haircut and dark lipstick are classic hallmarks of the femme fatale, but her modest pose conveys a sense of hesitation. Arresting and alluring, Natalia Vodianova, Cannes, 2007 is perhaps the definitive image of modern but timeless feminine beauty.
Medium: Digitally produced Fibre Based Silver Gelatin Print on Ilford Galerie FB Digital paper with a border
Edition of 175
Size: 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse
Price: £1,200

These limited edition Mario Testino photographs are available at Counter Editions here

UPDATE
The Observer has secured 10 of each of these four new limited-edition prints by Mario Testino exclusively for their readers at £950 (the normal price is £1,200). The prints, produced in a strictly limited edition of 175, measure 51 x 61cm, and are numbered, dated and signed by the artist on the reverse. The prints are offered on a first-come, first-served basis from today. To see the selection and to buy an edition, go to www.countereditions.com/observer, and once at the checkout enter your special Observer readers' code: EXPIRED

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The four Testino prints, INCLUDING the Kate Moss, are now available in limited quantities at the MFA Boston here   SOLD OUT

 

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