Elliott Erwitt is one of the most important analog photography artist of the world: The “Casa dei Tre Oci” exhibition displays 140 among the most famous pics of this amazing and eclectic photographer, who has always had a very ironic behavior in his way to portray the reality of the past century.
This «Personal Best» is a selection of 140 photographs made by the famous master Elliot Erwitt. His entire carreer is summed up in this exhibition, made in partnership with Jacob Cohen, curated by Denis Curti and sponsored by the Region of Veneto and the Comune of Venice.
Erwitt was member of the historic Magnum agency since 1953, which was founded after the Second World War by a group of photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa; Erwitt told us the last six decades of our history with his pictures, collecting in a series of Black and white images the most tragic and ironic aspects of the modern life he saw as a photojournalist and a analog lover.
In this exhibition you can find some of the most famous celebrities and political men of the recent history, like Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and Richard Nixon (who was photographed during a very important metting with Nikita Krusciov, in 1959). The main feature of Erwitt’s style is irony of everyday life and the complexity of reality, at the same time.
The exhibition is opened in this period: from April 2nd, to July 15.
Location: Casa dei Tre Oci, Giudecca island, Venice (VE).
Opening: all days from 10am to 7pm; closed on Tuesday; from 10am to 10pm on Saturday.
Costs: full ticket = 8€, reduced ticket = 6€ (students and children).