Raphael Mazzucco (Canadian)
Birth Place: Ontario, Canada
Who is artist Raphael Mazzucco?
Raphael Mazzucco is a Canadian commercial and fashion photographer as well as a contemporary artist. His work has featured prominently in ad campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Guess Jeans, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal, and Bergdorf Goodman. Mazzucco is extremely in demand as a celebrity photographer, working with notables like Matt Damon and Susan Sarandon for diverse publications like French (and Italian) Vogue, Marie Claire, and Playboy. For several years he photographed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models.
These days Mazzucco has shifted much of his focus to his contemporary art. He has produced an art book and photo essay alongside music impresarios, Jimmy Iovine and Sean “Diddy” Combs. He has exhibited in several notable galleries, including London’s Castle Fine Art, Mayfair.
What kind of art does Raphael Mazzucco make?
On the commercial side, Raphael Mazzucco’s celebrity portraits are some of the most in-demand in the world, with major work featured in Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire, and Playboy. His contemporary art often incorporates famous world backdrops, from the outback of Australia to Vietnam’s rice paddies, layering these with collage and hand-lettered texts to create a palimpsest. These works have been exhibited all around the world including in Milan, Florence, Melbourne, Singapore, Art Basel in Miami, and New York City.
How did photographer and painter Raphael Mazzucco get started?
Born in Canada in 1965, Raphael Mazzucco has led a truly nomadic life. In his early years, Mazzucco was a professional soccer player - living for many years in Italy where he was able to study the greats of art and fashion up close. When he returned to Canada in the 1990s, he began commercial photography work for Calvin Clein and the record company Network Cracked. After a series of iconic album covers, Mazzucco moved back to Milan to study photography in depth. It was then that he would gain access to the fashion world, bringing his work in front of a larger audience and ultimately pushing him into the spotlight.
How much is Raphael Mazzucco art worth?
Raphael Mazzucco art can be worth anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000 depending on the piece. The most ever paid for a Raphael Mazzucco painting at auction is $35,000 for the piece, Piano Girl (2014) which sold on November 8th, 2014 for Heritage Auction. This was 40% over the initial estimate. Heritage Auction has sold several Mazzucco works, including Untitled (Museo Picasso, Barcelona Espana) (2014) which sold for $11,875 on November 8th, 2014.
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