Leading US Fashion Photographer Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca presents his First Fine Art Solo Exhibition at Luis Perez Galeria
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Luis Perez Galeria at The Awarehouse. 550 NW 29th Street. Miami, FL 33127
One of todayâ€™s leading fashion photographers, Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, will be presenting his first fine art solo exhibition, â€œAdam and Eve,â€ at Luis Perez Galeria in Wynwood, Miami during this yearâ€™s Art Basel Miami Beach, hosted by Manuel Norena.
For his first exhibition of its type, Anaya-Lucca rethinks classic imagery in a more personal way, animating events in history with a curiosity that is both critical and sensual. Adam and Eve is a nude study inspired by 17th and 18th Century renaissance paintings. The images reflect the struggle of sensuality, temptation and shame that underlies the human condition as well as the joy of sexual innocence. The artist also wanted to address situations where the line between internal and external sense of self was/is in conflict throughout human history. The set design for the exhibition is also by Manuel Norena with Jed Root in New York.
Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca currently lives between his studio in New York’s East village and his home in South Beach. This yearâ€™s Art Basel Miami Beach is the perfect time and place to show his first fine art solo exhibit. One of the images featured was donated and sold at auction for Ralph Lauren’s yearly Pink Pony event – Ralph Lauren’s breast cancer foundation.
Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca is one of the leading American fashion photographers working today. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca came to the USA in 1974. He attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City and received his degree in finance and economics in 1983. His career in fashion started in 1988 with Ralph Lauren, New York City. He moved his way up through corporate and eventually joined the menâ€™s design team in 1992.
In late 1995 Ralph Lauren gave him his first photography assignment, shooting Tyson Beckford for the launch of the designers high-end brand, Purple Label. He has since contributed to magazines such as Australian Vogue, Australian GQ, American GQ, Japanese GQ, Russian GQ, Style, Esquire, Interview, Black Magazine Man, Menâ€™s Vogue, New York Times Magazine, Spanish Harperâ€™s Bazaar, Four Seasons Magazine, Flaunt, Brutus, Dutch and Vibe magazines. His extensive client roster includes: PoloRalph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, Brooks Brothers, Nautica, Kohls, Fao Schwarz, Victoriaâ€™s Secrets, Lord & Taylor, Gap, Louis Boston, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Oxford Clothes, Oscar de la Renta, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Tommy Hilfiger, Joseph Abboud, Bergdorf Goodman and Hickey Freeman. After focusing on fashion photography for the last 13 years Anaya-Lucca has began looking more towards conceptual work.
Luis Perez Galeria at The Awarehouse
550 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
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