Artist Studio by Baldassare Longhena

Antonio Girbes

Born: Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain, 1952
Education: American School of Photography, Paris
Residence: Valencia, Spain

Antonio Girbés manifested a strong artistic interest from a young age, but it was only at the end of the 70´s that he decided to go to Paris to complete his professional training, at the prestigious American School of Photography, then under the direction of Jocelyn Karger, the Art Director of Condé Nast. There he came to know a number of leading artists who were to have an important influence on his work - including Reinhart Wolf, Helmut Newton, Guy Burdin, and Horst P. Horst, for whom he worked as an assistant in 1980. For Real Venice, Girbés uses architectural references from classical Venetian buildings, to create 'mandala' images - meditative symbols striving for unity of the self. This theme is a continuation from his previous project, Forbidden City, photographs of Oriental architectural details of the Forbidden City in China, composed as a 'mandala'. He is a regular contributor to the projects of Ivorypress Art+Books, and has exhibited, among other places, at the Venice Biennial of Architecture and the gallery of Phillips de Pury & Company in New York.

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  • Artist Studio by Baldassare Longhena
    • Artist Studio by Baldassare Longhena
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2011
    • Pigment print on cotton paper
    • 49.2 x 98.4 in / 125 x 250 cm
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  • Cemetery by Mauro Codussi
    • Cemetery by Mauro Codussi
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2010
    • Pigment print on cotton paper
    • 59.1 x 59.1 in / 150 x 150 cm
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  • Main Square by Baldassare Longhena
    • Main Square by Baldassare Longhena
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2011
    • Pigment print on cotton
    • 49.2 x 98.4 in / 125 x 250 cm
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  • Mansion Floor by Mosaic Artisans
    • Mansion Floor by Mosaic Artisans
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2011
    • Pigment print mounted under Matt Plexi (floor piece)
    • 59.1 x 59.1 in / 150 x 150 cm
    • Courtesy of the artist
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    • £8,000 / 9,000 Euro + VAT & Transportation
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  • National Library by Antonio Rizzo
    • National Library by Antonio Rizzo
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2011
    • Pigment print on cotton paper
    • 59.1 x 59.1 in / 150 x 150 cm
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  • Palace Floor by Mosaic artisans
    • Palace Floor by Mosaic artisans
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2011
    • Pigment print mounted under Matt Plexi (floor piece)
    • 59.1 x 59.1 in / 150 x 150 cm
    • Courtesy of the artist
    • 1/3+ 2AP
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  • Theater by Andrea Palladio
    • Theater by Andrea Palladio
    • From the series Delirious City
    • Venice, 2008
    • Pigment print on cotton paper
    • 49.2 x 98.4 in / 125 x 250 cm
    • Courtesy of the artist
    • 1/3+ 2AP
    • £10,500 / 12,000 Euro + VAT & Transportation
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Contact Information

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    • Venice in Peril
      Hurlingham Studios
      Ranelagh Gardens
      London, SW6 3PA
      +44 (0)20 7736 6891
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