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Paolo Roversi

Intangible Presence

September 5 – October 12, 2019

Paolo Roversi
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Molly, Paris, 2015, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

Molly, Paris, 2015

Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

21 x 15 3/4 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Miss Sasha Robertson, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1985, Dye-Transfer Print

Miss Sasha Robertson, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1985

Dye-Transfer Print

22 1/8 x 17 1/8 inches, Ed. of 12

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Anna, Paris, 2015, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

Anna, Paris, 2015

Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

19 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Kirsten, Paris, 1987, Archival Pigment Print

Kirsten, Paris, 1987

Archival Pigment Print

15 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Roos, Paris, 2017, Archival Pigment Print

Roos, Paris, 2017

Archival Pigment Print

23 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Anna, Tokyo, 2016, Chromogenic Print

Anna, Tokyo, 2016

Chromogenic Print

19 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016, Chromogenic Print

Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016

Chromogenic Print

19 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Guinevere in a Nina Ricci Haute Couture dress, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print

Guinevere in a Nina Ricci Haute Couture dress, Paris, 1996

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Kirsten as Juliet, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988, Polaroid, Ed. of 5

Kirsten as Juliet, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988

Polaroid, Ed. of 5

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Kirsten, London, 1988 Archival Pigment Print

Kirsten, London, 1988
Archival Pigment Print

14 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Kirsten as Juliet nude, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988, Polaroid Print

Kirsten as Juliet nude, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988

Polaroid Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Audrey, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1996, Dye-Transfer Print

Audrey, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1996

Dye-Transfer Print

22 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches, Ed. of 12

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Guinevere, Paris, 1996, Carbon Print

Guinevere, Paris, 1996

Carbon Print

22 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Audrey, Paris, 1996, Chromogenic Print

Audrey, Paris, 1996

Chromogenic Print

9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Kate, Paris, 1992, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

Kate, Paris, 1992

Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Natalia, Paris, 2009, Archival Pigment Print

Natalia, Paris, 2009

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Shalom, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print

Shalom, Paris, 1996

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Tatiana, Paris, 1991, Archival Pigment Print

Tatiana, Paris, 1991

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Natalia, Paris, 2009, Archival Pigment Print

Natalia, Paris, 2009

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Milla, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print

Milla, Paris, 1998

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Guinevere, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print

Guinevere, Paris, 1996

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Amber, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print

Amber, Paris, 1996

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Natalia, Paris, June 22nd, 2009, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17

Natalia, Paris, June 22nd, 2009

Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17

20 1/8 x 15 7/8 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Amira, Paris, 1990, Carbon Print

Amira, Paris, 1990

Carbon Print

22 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Naomi, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print

Naomi, Paris, 1996

Archival Pigment Print

14 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches, Ed. fo 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996, Original Polaroid

Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996

Original Polaroid

9 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996, Original Polaroid

Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996

Original Polaroid

9 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Jeenu, Paris, 2018, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

Jeenu, Paris, 2018

Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

15 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Kirsten Crying, Paris, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, 1990, Polaroid Print

Kirsten Crying, Paris, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, 1990

Polaroid Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Guinevere sitting on table, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print

Guinevere sitting on table, Paris, 2004

Archival Pigment Print

20 1/8 x 15 7/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Natalia, Paris, 2003, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

Natalia, Paris, 2003

Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17

9 1/2 x 13 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Natalia, Paris, 2003, Archival Pigment Print

Natalia, Paris, 2003

Archival Pigment Print

40 x 32 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Audrey, Paris, 2016, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17

Audrey, Paris, 2016

Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17

23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludmilla, Paris, 1999, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

Ludmilla, Paris, 1999

Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 

14 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Charles, Paris, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Charles, Paris, 2005

Silver Gelatin Photograph

19 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Audrey, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print

Audrey, Paris, 1998

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. of 17

Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. of 17

19 1/12 x 15 inches

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Sara, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print

Sara, Paris, 2004

Archival Pigment Print

19 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Ben, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print

Ben, Paris, 2004

Archival Pigment Print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Napoli, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print

Napoli, Paris, 1998

Archival Pigment Print

23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Light, Paris, 2002, Archival Pigment Print

Light, Paris, 2002

Archival Pigment Print

22 3/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Door, Paris, 2002, Archival Pigment Print

Door, Paris, 2002

Archival Pigment Print

19 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches, Ed. of 17

© Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Press Release

Press Release: July 25, 2019  /  Contact: contact@faheykleingallery.com                                                                             

 

Paolo Roversi: Intangible Presence

September 5th – October 12th, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 5th, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Intangible Presence, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Paolo Roversi. This exhibition will feature commanding portraits, nudes, and interior studio still lifes that underscore his deep and direct connection with his subject matter.

Whether nude, or adorned in haute couture, Roversi is able to strip down his subjects to their bare essentials, drawing forth pure abandon, and creating photographs that contain more softness and sensuality than precision and literalness. Roversi’s gift of capturing the intimate and deep presence of his subjects, many of whom he has repeatedly photographed over the years, is underscored with the works on view.

Paolo Roversi is a photographer best known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual language. His photographs occupy a realm between the past and present, resulting in imagery that feels at once progressive and familiar. Paolo has said:

“My photography is more subtraction than addition. I always try to take off things. We all have a sort of mask of expression. You say goodbye, you smile, you are scared. I try to take all these masks away and little by little subtract until you have something pure left. A kind of abandon, a kind of absence. It looks like an absence, but in fact when there is this emptiness I think the interior beauty comes out. This is my technique.”

Roversi’s interest in photography began at an early age during a trip to Spain, prompting him to build a darkroom for printing his black and white photographs. He began his professional career in 1970 with photojournalism assignments, but soon shifted his focus to fashion. After a period assisting Laurence Sackman, Roversi started shooting his own fashion editorials and advertising campaigns, the resulting catalogue of which over the years has made him one of the industry’s preeminent image-makers. In the early 1980s he added large-format Polaroid photography to his practice, a medium that continues to enhance his trademark style.

Roversi is the recipient of numerous awards and his photographs have been featured in a variety of monographs and exhibitions. His work has appeared in Italian Vogue, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Interview and i-D. He has created campaigns for Dior, Cerruti, Comme des Garçons, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Alberta Ferreti.
 

Press Photographs Available on Request