photographers Fontana, Franco (I)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Franco Fontana, Puglia, 1978
  • Franco Fontana, Puglia, 1978

    Franco Fontana, Puglia 1978, C-print - Diasec, edition 25, 40 x 60 cm. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Puglia, 1978
  • Franco Fontana, Puglia, 1978

    Franco Fontana, Puglia 1978, II, 40 x 60 diasec edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, South Dakota, 1990
  • Franco Fontana, South Dakota, 1990

    Fontana, South Dakota 1990, 40 x 60 diasec edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Basilicata, 1998
  • Franco Fontana, Basilicata, 1998

    Franco Fontana, Basilicata 1998, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Bascilicata , 1978
  • Franco Fontana, Bascilicata , 1978

    Franco Fontana, Basilicata 1978, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Amilia, 1975
  • Franco Fontana, Amilia, 1975

    Franco Fontana, Emilia 1975, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Basilicata II, 1978
  • Franco Fontana, Basilicata II, 1978

    Franco Fontana, Basilicata 1978, II, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Marche, 1999
  • Franco Fontana, Marche, 1999

    Franco Fontana, Marche 1999, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 2
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 2

    FrancoFontana, Pool 2, 30 x 45 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 1
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 1

    Franco Fontana, Pool 1, 30 x 40 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 3
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 3

    Franco Fontana, Pool 3, 30 x 45 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 4
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 4

    Franco Fontana Pool 4, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 5
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 5

    Franco Fontana, Pool 5, 30 x 45 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 6
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 6

    Franco Fontana, Pool 6, 30 x 40 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 7
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 7

    Franco Fontana, Pool 7, 30 x 45 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Pool 8
  • Franco Fontana, Pool 8

    Franco Fontana, Pool 8, 30 x 40 c-print, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, San Francisco, 1979
  • Franco Fontana, San Francisco, 1979

    Franco Fontana, San Francisco 1979, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1991

    Franco Fontana, Los Angeles 1991, 70 x 100 diasec, edition 5. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, New York, 1979
  • Franco Fontana, New York, 1979

    Franco Fontana, New York 1979, 70 x 100 diasec, edition 5. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1990

    Franco Fontana, Los Angeles 1990, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Praga, 1967
  • Franco Fontana, Praga, 1967

    Franco Fontana, Praga 1967, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Zurigo, 1981
  • Franco Fontana, Zurigo, 1981

    Franco Fontana, Zurigo 1981, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Franco Fontana, Los Angeles, 1990

    Franco Fontana, L.A. 1990, 70 x 100 diasec, edition 5. Please ask gallery for price

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  • Franco Fontana, Venice L.A., 1990
  • Franco Fontana, Venice L.A., 1990

    Franco Fontana, Venice L.A. 1990, 40 x 60 diasec, edition 25. Please ask gallery for price

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Franco Fontana, born 1933 in Modena

Franco Fontana is known as the inventor of the photographic line referred to as concept of line.
He began working as an amateur photographer in 1961. His first personal exposition was in 1968 in Modena. Since then he has participated in more than 400 expositions - collective and personal - and his work is bought in approximately 60 museum collections all over the world.

He has been signed for numerous publicity campaigns, as FIAT, VOLKSWAGEN, National Railways, VOLVO, VERSACE, CANON, KODAK, SNAM, STET, MONDRIAN, J.WALKER, ALITALIA, SWISSAIR, LA RINASCENTE.

He works with TIME-LIFE, VOGUE USA, VOGUE FRANCE, VENDERDI DI REPUBBLICA, PANORAMA, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE, EPOCA and many more distinguished publications.

His work has been published in more than 40 books in various editions in Italian, Japanese, French, German, Swiss, English and Spanish. His numerous awards include the 1989 Tokyo Photographer Society of Japan - The 150 Years of Photography - Photographer Award.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

2019
Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
2018
Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre, Nizza
SR Contemporary Art, Berlin
in focus Galerie
, Köln
2017
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
San Diego Museum of Art, San diego, USA
2013

Franco Fontana "paesaggi a confronto"
OREDARIA ARTI CONTEMPORANEE /  Rom, Italy
2010
Franco Fontana - "Landschaften - Stadtlandschaften - Pool", in focus Galerie, Cologne
2004
Exhibition Palazzo Reale, Milano
1993
Traveled ‘photographically' along Route 66 2003 Started to work on the ‘Asfalti' series
1984
Travelled in the United States discovering urban landscapes as a new subject. "Piscine" series
1979
Exhibition at Die Brücke gallery in Vienna, which marked the beginning of his international
reputation. Started to work on the ‘Presenza/Assenza' series.
1972
Solo exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara
1970
Published his first book, "Modena una città"
1968
First solo exhibition held at the Galleria della Sala di Cultura, Modena.
1967
Travelled to Prague, returning with unique photographs including the famous ‘automobile rossa',
an icon of contemporary photography, which was rejected at a competition organized by an important
multinational operating in photography field.
1963
Invited to exhibit his work at the 3rd Biennial Exhibition of Colour in Vienna

Awards:

2006
Torino, Laurea Magistrale ad Honorem dal Consiglio della Facoltà di architettura del Politecnico di
Torina in Design eco compatibile
2000
Vignola, Premio "Ciligeia d´oro"; Modena, Riceve l´oronificenza di Commendatore per meriti
artistici della repubblica
1998
Benevento, Premio "Una vita per la fotografia"
1995
Torino, Premio FIAF
Spilimbergo, Premio "Friuli Venezia, Giulia per la fotografia"
1994
Pisa, Premio Pisa per la Fotografia per il 650° anniversario della fondazio dell´Ateneo pisano
1993
Premio Città di Sorrento per la fotografia
Cordoba, Premio Guitarra
1992
Venezia, Premio fotografico Città di Venezia
1991
Gorizia, Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia
1990
Tokyo, Photographic Society of Japan - The 150 Years of Photography Photographer Award
1989
Roma, Premio della Cultura
1984
Modena, XXVIII Ragno d´Oro - Unesco Premio per l´Arte
1983
Stoccarda - Prix 1983 - Farbfotokalender
1974
Photokina di Colonia. Kodak Photobuchpreis

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Sammlungen

International Museum of Photography "G. Eastman House" Rochester
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Ludwig Museum. Colonia
Museum of Modern Art. Norman Oklahoma
National Gallery of Pechino - Cina
The Australian National Gallery, Melbourne
University of Texas, Austin, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
Musée d´Art Moderne, Paris
Museo de Arte San Paolo, Brasile
Kunsthaus Museum - Zurigo, Svizzera
The Photographic Museum, Helsinki, Finlandia
Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA
Puskin State, Museum of Fine Arts, Mosca
Victoria & Albert Museum, Londra
Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Torino
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Deutsche Bank
Banca Unicredit, Italia
UBS Unione Banche, Svizzere
HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK S.p.A.