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ART MONACO 2015
From July 9th – 12th, 2015, art enthusiasts and those lusting after luxury were invited to satiate their palettes at one of the most opulent global art shows to grace the French Riviera – Art Monaco'15. DeGorsi’s executive vice president , Madam Cris Egger, was there, and here are some impressions.
Being hosted at the notoriously nicknamed "playground for the rich and famous", Monaco's cultural flavor peaked during the celebrated three-day art exhibition. Featuring some of the most globally sought-out artists and their accompanying artworks, all artists chosen to participate in Art Monaco’15 were custom-picked by experienced team of art critics. Complimenting the raw elegance and breathtaking beauty that the Principality of Monaco famously boasts, Art Monaco once again provided a platform for attendees to experience only the most compelling and current work that the fine art world has to offer. Attracting art galleries, cultural institutions, art critics and collectors, Art Monaco has exceeded expectations and impressed those in attendance since its debut event in 2008.
One of the stars of this years’s edition and a winner of the Art Monaco award was artistic photographer Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, descendant of late King of Italy. According to his own words, he was in love with photography since childhood.
During 20 years, a constant traveller, Michel always has his camera with him. A digital Leica, with which he works between one and two hours a day. “I have a daily discipline. I choose a precise theme like ‘fruit in the city’ or ‘urban perspectives’… Then I go out and take photos.”
His photos are like him: well groomed, rigorous, where every detail is thought of, a bit “like a painting”. Very curious, Michel of Yugoslavia is a photographer of detail and proximity. Reflection of a open mind as well as slightly offset, whose humor is always present. After 20 years of silent pursuit, Michel of Yugoslavia exposed his work for the first time in Geneva in 2014. His photographs, limited to 7 prints only, are already a success, and this edition of the Art Monaco was yet another proof.
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