A world exclusive and for the first time in Italy, 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery is proud to present
"Mario Testino: Unfiltered", the first major exhibition of this celebrated artist and photographer's
work never shown before in a gallery.
The show will take place in two consecutive exhibitions in Milan, the first from 1st of
October - 27th of November and the second from 2nd of December 2021 - 28th of
Alongside his rarest and most iconic large format photographs, the Milanese gallery will also
present an exclusive and unpublished body of work available in new formats and editions,
thereby revealing a lesser known, more spontaneous and personal side of the artist's oeuvre.
"Shooting images continuously and for many years, it's nice to sometimes stop and self-reflect, to
examine that which others see and take from my photographs."
- Mario Testino
The ambitious exhibition will bring to the attention of Italian and International collectors more
than 50 artworks carefully selected by the gallery owners and Mario Testino. The exhibition
will include not only the photographer's most beloved muses, in both iconic and previously
unpublished shots, but it will also demonstrate the photographer's vast creativity, as much in
fashion as in his most intimate portraits, brought together in an ode to Italy. The exhibition, in
fact, will include a selection of works from the recent publication Ciao (Taschen, 2020), a book
dedicated to the artist's love affair with Italy.
"Discovering Italy was a powerful experience that has captured my imagination. I felt a
profound connection with everything I saw around me. I loved the people, the landscape,
the architecture, and how art and beauty were such a casual, natural part of life."
- Mario Testino.
Part two of the exhibition will contain a body of never before seen work, intimate portraits,
authentic snapshots of an artist's life lived to the fullest, alongside a few of the faces that have
left an indelible mark on his extraordinary career.
"Working with Mario Testino and his team has been a great pleasure and honour for us"
Eugenio Calini and Luca Casulli, owners of 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery. "It's wonderful
to have the chance to get know the more authentic side of an artist of such talent and above
all observe the great trust he has placed in us, a trust which is at the heart of any successful
The exhibition "Mario Testino: Unfiltered" will open to the public on the 1st of October 2021 at
the gallery in Via San Vittore 13, Milan.
Sienna Miller, Rome, American Vogue 2007 © Mario Testino
Widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers, Mario
Testino is responsible for the creation of emblematic images, transmitting emotion and energy
in an open and intimate way, transgressing cultures and gender to document all people of the
world. Testino's work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Helmut
Newton Foundation in Berlin (Undressed, 2017), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (In Your Face,
2012), the Shanghai Art Museum (Private View, 2012) and the National Portrait Gallery in
London (Portraits, 2002).
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Eva Herzigivá, Rome, Vogue Paris 2006 © Mario Testino
Philip Bode, Palmarola 2016 © Mario Testino