Exhibitor listing

The Selects Gallery

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The Selects Gallery is the premier online destination for large scale, museum quality, Art photography from the world's best Fashion photographers. Our exclusive curation brings back to life hundreds of the most striking images from the archives of renowned photographers published in top international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Numéro and more.

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Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Giovanni Gastel  (+)

    Biography : Giovanni Gastel was born in Milan on 27th December 1955 to Giuseppe Gastel and Ida Visconti di Modrone. He had his first taste of photography in 1970s. The moment marked the start of a long apprenticeship that continued when he was offered the chance to work for Christie’s in 1975-76. The turning point came in 1981 when he met Carla Ghiglieri, who became his agent, and introduced him to the fashion world. Following the appearance of his first still lives in the magazine Annabella in 1982, he began to work with Vogue Italia and then, following his meeting with Flavio Lucchini, the editor of Edimoda, and Gisella Borioli, for the magazines Mondo Uomo and legendary Donna. In 1997, the Milan Triennale gave him a solo exhibition curated by Germano Celant and his professional success was consolidated a decade later when his name appeared alongside other prominent Italian photographers like Oliviero Toscani, Giampaolo Barbieri and Ferdinando Scianna, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, and Jürgen Teller. He is currently president of the Associazione Fotografi Professionisti and a permanent member of the Polaroid Museum of Chicago.

    Exhibition : 1984
    Milano, Castello Sforzesco, Arte, Scienza e Creatività nella fotografia immediata

    1986
    Milano, Galleria Diaframma, Fashion in still life: mostra personale

    1987
    Milano, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica, Trussardi e Gastel 1982-1987: mostra personale

    1991
    Palermo, Il mondo di Nicola Trussardi nelle immagini di Giovanni Gastel : mostra personale
    Milano, Via della Spiga, Gastel per Donna, 13 settembre – 13 ottobre: mostra personale, ideazione Gisella Borioli.
    Milano, Gioielli della Fantasia: mostra personale

    1996
    Milano, Palazzo della Triennale, Krizia quarant’anni di moda

    1997
    Milano, Palazzo della Triennale, La fotografia velata, 2 ottobre – 2 novembre: mostra personale a cura di Germano Celant

    1998
    Milano, Galleria Il Diaframma, Giovanni Gastel, 21 aprile -30 maggio
    Milano palazzo della Triennale, A noir, 5 marzo- 12 aprile: progetto di Franca Sozzani per Vogue Italia, curatrice sezione moda

    1999
    Modena, Galleria Civica, Tavole fotografiche: Fontana, Gastel, Scianna: immagini di cibo

    2004
    Londra, Harrods, Giovanni Gastel, Harrods, 6 settembre – 30 ottobre: mostra personale

    2005
    Milano, Rotonda della Besana, Lo sguardo italiano. Fotografie italiane di moda dal 1951 ad oggi, 24 febbraio – 20 marzo: ideazione Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery e DARC, Direzione generale per l’architettura e l’arte contemporanea

    2006
    Pordenone, In hoc signo
    Milano, My Own Gallery, Lucchini-Gastel visioni parallele

    2007
    Milano, Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia, Curve pericolose
    Milano, My Own Gallery, Unreal flower
    Roma, Accademia L’Oreal, Genesi nello spazio
    Torino, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Genesi nello spazio

    2008
    Milano, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, About J, marzo

    2009
    Parigi, Accademia L’Oreal, Genesi nello spazio, gennaio

    2009
    Milano, Palazzo della Ragione, Maschere e Spettri, settembre, mostra personale a cura di Germano Celant

    2011
    Milano, Palazzo delle Regioni, giugno, 54° Biennale di Venezia Padiglione Italia, a cura di Vitt

    Detailed Description : Major publications: Gastel per Donna (Edimoda, Milan, 1991) I gioielli della Fantasia (Edizioni Idea Books, Milan, 1991) The Gastel catalogue ( Edizioni Idea Books, Milan, 1997) on the occasion of his a solo exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, Giovanni Gastel. Masks and Ghosts ( Skira Editore, Milan, 2009) on the occasion of his a solo exhibition at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan, curated by Germano Celant Piero Lissoni Recent Architecture (Hatje Canz 2010) Cose Viste (Silvana Editore 2011) on the occasion of his a solo exhibition at the Galleria Giangaleazzo Visconti in Milan Poltrona Frau, L'intelligenza delle mani (Rizzoli Editore 2012) Look Beyond (Skira 2013) La nobiltà del Fare (Electa 2013) Essere Parma (Electa 2016) Un Eterno Istante, his autobiography, (Mondadori 2015), Giovanni Gastel (Silvana Editoriale 2016) on the occasion of his a solo exhibition at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan, curated by Germano Celant

    Artist's Objects:

    • Giovanni Gastel - Fallen Angel 22, 2015

      Fallen Angel 22, 2015

    • Giovanni Gastel - Metamorphosis 2, 2016

      Metamorphosis 2, 2016

    • Giovanni Gastel - Effecto Magico

      Effecto Magico

    • Giovanni Gastel - Fallen Angel 25, 2015

      Fallen Angel 25, 2015

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  • Richard Phibbs  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Richard Phibbs - Untitled, Town & Country 2016

      Untitled, Town & Country 2016

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    Also represented by:

  • Chris von Wangenheim  (+)

    Biography : von Wangenheim was born in Breig, in what was then a war-torn East Prussia, in 1942. His father, an officer in the German Army, died in Soviet captivity in 1953 (most likely a suicide), a tragedy that would go on to inform his son’s dark nature. By this time von Wangenheim was living in the Bavarian mountains with his mother and sister and, inspired by a kindly photographer living in the upstairs flat, had developed a burgeoning interest in photography. von Wangenheim carried this fascination with him into adulthood, particularly identifying with the work of American fashion photographers, and in 1965 he relocated to New York City to kickstart his own career. He cut his teeth as an assistant for Harper’s Bazaar photographer James Moore, and as a result secured a few pages in the magazine. But it wasn’t until von Wangenheim captured the attention of newly appointed special features editor at Vogue Italia, Anna Piaggi, in 1969 that the young photographer found his moment to shine. The flamboyant Piaggi had a vibrant and provocative vision that perfectly aligned itself with von Wangenheim’s aesthetic, and under her reign he began to develop his unique, yet definitively 70s style. The 60s and 70s saw a wave of violence seep its way into all areas of popular culture, from Andy Warhol’s Death and Disaste period to films like Dirty Harry and Taxi Driver, and von Wangenheim simply thought, “the violence is in the culture so why shouldn’t it be in our pictures?” What ensued were hugely impactive images filled with gun-toting beauties, teeth-baring dobermans, blood, bare breasts and billowing smoke. von Wangenheim’s work was macabre, sexy, incendiary, chic and in very high demand, and before long he was shooting for everyone from Dior to US Vogue to Playboy.

    Detailed Description : Chris von Wangenheim was one of the most groundbreaking fashion photographers of the 20th century. He ranked alongside Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin in his masterful encapsulation of the 1970s zeitgeist.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Chris von Wangenheim - CHRISTIE BRINKLEY  & WHISKEY, Vogue, 1977

      CHRISTIE BRINKLEY & WHISKEY, Vogue, 1977

    • Chris von Wangenheim - CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, Vogue, 1977

      CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, Vogue, 1977

    • Chris von Wangenheim - SUSAN SARANDON, Crowdaddy, 1978

      SUSAN SARANDON, Crowdaddy, 1978

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  • Kenneth Willardt  (+)

    Biography : Born in Denmark, Kenneth Willardt honed his talents in his home country before relocating to New York and shortly thereafter making it his home. Over his career Kenneth has captured an impressive array of images that epitomize our contemporary concept of Beauty. Although his work varies in tone and subject material his finely structured compositions all possess a timeless elegance that draws us in. He is most widely known for his compelling beauty imagery. He has frequently partnered editorially with magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue China, Vogue Nippon, Italian Vanity Fair, Allure, UK Glamour, SELF, Vogue Brazil. Allure, A Magazine, Berliner, German Vogue, Spanish Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, US Glamour, British Glamour, GQ, and Vs. Magazine.

    Exhibition : Kodak House, Tokyo, Japan
    2003: "Bullseye" branding campaign "Sign of the Times" for Target was included in the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum's 2003 National Design Triennial
    2013: Size Does Matter, 588 Gallery, Chelsea, New York, November – December 2013. Solo exhibition
    2014: The Beauty Book, 588 Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 7 November 2014 – 7 February 2015. Solo exhibition

    Detailed Description : Awards 2003: "Photographer of the Year" award, Pantene Pro-V Beauty Awards, London.[1] "Best New Photographer," PDN Magazine Publications Beauty Book. Kempen, Germany: teNeues, 2014. In conjunction with an exhibition at 588 Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Kenneth Willardt - MOLTEN LIPS

      MOLTEN LIPS

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    Also represented by:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Fallen Angel 25, 2015 - Giovanni Gastel

Giovanni Gastel

Fallen Angel 25, 2015

Archival Pigment Print on Epson Premium Glossy 260g Paper |
Floating Gallery Acrylic
Edition 1 of 3| Signed Certificate of Authenticity |

This photograph was initially part of the “An eternal moment – Fallen Angels” exhibition at Spazio Ersel in Turin, in 2015 - a curation by Valerio Tazzetti and Paola Giubergia - organized in collaboration with Photo & Contemporary and Spazio 81.
This series pictures ethereal winged women, flying or on the ground, and mostly portrayed in sylvan environments. The sepia, blue, black or white tones of the image – all representing the colours of memory for Gastel - enhances the tension between a dream world and reality, where those angels just landed.

Effecto Magico - Giovanni Gastel

Giovanni Gastel

Effecto Magico

Archival Pigment Print on Epson Premium Glossy 260g Paper |
Floating Gallery Acrylic
Edition 4 of 5

This image shot for Elle Italia in December 1995 alludes intensity and raw energy in an ode to dance and theater, 2 themes dearest to the artist. It also uses the typical color range of warm and faded colors which the artists calls “colors of memory” and create a sense of permanence and atemporality.

Metamorphosis 2, 2016 - Giovanni Gastel

Giovanni Gastel

Metamorphosis 2, 2016

Archival Pigment Print on Epson Premium Glossy 260g Paper |
Floating Gallery Acrylic
Edition 3 of 5| Signed Certificate of Authenticity |

For Gastel, poems and photographs are a bit like dreams. They carry many meanings and can develop by themselves, without an author. Just as the image or subject of a photograph starts to show on the paper’s surface. The Metamorphoses series refers to Franz Kafka’s text and therein, yields Gastel’s explicit surrealistic understanding of photography. Viewers of his work can find visual references to the artists who preceded him and were considered surrealists such as Man Ray, Irvin Penn, Erwin Blumenfeld, or Guy Bourdin.

SUSAN SARANDON, Crowdaddy, 1978 - Chris von Wangenheim

Chris von Wangenheim

SUSAN SARANDON, Crowdaddy, 1978

Archival Pigment Print on Canson® Platine Fibre Rag 310g |
Limited Edition of 5 +2AP | Signed Certificate of Authenticity by Estate |

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, Vogue, 1977 - Chris von Wangenheim

Chris von Wangenheim

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, Vogue, 1977

Archival Pigment Print on Canson® Platine Fibre Rag 310g |
Classic white Frame with border
Limited Edition of 5 +2AP | Signed Certificate of Authenticity by Estate |

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY  & WHISKEY, Vogue, 1977 - Chris von Wangenheim

Chris von Wangenheim

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY & WHISKEY, Vogue, 1977

Archival Pigment Print on Canson® Platine Fibre Rag 310g |
Classic white Frame with border
Limited Edition of 5 +2AP | Signed Certificate of Authenticity by Estate

MOLTEN LIPS -  Kenneth Willardt

Kenneth Willardt

MOLTEN LIPS

46“ x 69“ Archival Pigment Print on Epson Premium Glossy 260g Paper |
Floating Gallery Acrylic
Limited Edition of 15 |

This close-up was previously published in Harpers Bazaar's 150th Anniversary issue in November 2017, displaying a masterful lip make up of golden shimmer.

Untitled, Town & Country 2016 -   Richard Phibbs

Richard Phibbs

Untitled, Town & Country 2016

Archival Pigment Print on Canson® Platine Fibre Rag 310g | 58“ x 87“
Shadow Box Frame
Limited Edition of 15 | Signed Certificate of Authenticity |
Trunk Archive Collection

This image has been published in Town & Country, UK in March 2016. A woman in a long vaporous white dress walking alongside a horse brings out the modern and independent princess in all women.
Trunk Archive Collection.Edition of 15.

Fallen Angel 22, 2015  - Giovanni Gastel

Giovanni Gastel

Fallen Angel 22, 2015

Archival Pigment Print on Epson Premium Glossy 260g Art Paper | Floating Gallery Acrylic
Limited Edition of 3 | Signed Certificate of Authenticity

This photograph was initially part of the “An eternal moment – Fallen Angels” exhibition at Spazio Ersel in Turin, in 2015 - a curation by Valerio Tazzetti and Paola Giubergia - organized in collaboration with Photo & Contemporary and Spazio 81.
This series pictures ethereal winged women, flying or on the ground, and mostly portrayed in sylvan environments. The sepia, blue, black or white tones of the image – all representing the colours of memory for Gastel - enhance the tension between a dream world and reality, where those angels just landed.