Jean Pigozzi


Keith Richards, 1981, 1981

B & W photograph

15 1/8 x 22 5/8 inches (38.4 x 57.5 cm)

Ed. of 5

Jean Pigozzi was born in Paris in 1952. He attended Harvard University, where he studied film and photography. After graduating, he worked in film and television. He began photographing celebrity life in the 1960s. An avid contemporary art lover and collector, he owns the largest collection of contemporary African art in the world, exhibited as, "African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2005 (which travelled to the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC). The first solo exhibition of his photography was at Musée d’art moderne, Paris (1974). Last year, the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin exhibited his work in the exhibition "Pigozzi and the Paparazzi." In the summer of 2010, his work was exhibited at Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles.