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To coincide with the double exhibition Ames qui vivent featuring the work of Joel-Peter Witkin and Paolo Gioli at the Galerie Baudoin Lebon and the Massimo Minini gallery in Paris and Brescia, respectively, a video was produced to present the work of the two artists.

Joel-Peter Witkin… After nearly thirty years of collaborations that turned into friendship, fifteen personal exhibitions at the gallery and a few exhibitions at museums and other galleries, suddenly, a two-man show: Joel-Peter Witkin/Paolo Gioli.

Why these two? First, I must pay tribute to the major Italian gallerist in Brescia, Massimo Minini, whom I’ve known for nearly thirty years, and who came to me with this idea. Then Joel-Peter Witkin accepted the challenge. It’s a win-win situation for both artists, who are exhibiting in both places simultaneously!

Witkin and Gioli are two artists who aren’t exactly photographers. Rather, they use the medium of photography to go in different directions. Their shared concern is essentially pictorial. Photography is the medium they use for their interventions, shaping the material and working with its texture. Both communicate their love for the art world and serve as a bridge between the viewer and the collector. Together they’re fighting back against an art market that has become increasingly commercial.

Baudoin Lebon


Joel-Peter Witkin & Paolo Gioli
Until March 14th, 2015
Galerie Baudoin Lebon
8, rue Charles-François Dupuis
75003 Paris
T. +33 01 42 72 09 10
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm and by appointment

Ames qui vivent
Joel-Peter Witkin & Paolo Gioli
Until March 8th, 2015
Galerie Massimo Minini
via apollonio, 68
25128 Brescia
+39 (0)30 38 30 34

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Joel-Peter Witkin

Born in 1939, Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer based in Albuquerque.

Paolo Gioli

Paolo Gioli was born in Sarzano (Rovigo) on October 12, 1942. Beginning in 1960 he centered his artistic activities in Venice where he attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo, part of the Accademia di Belle Arti. In 1967, he travelled to New Yo...

Paris, Joel-Peter Witkin –Opening

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Joel-Peter Witkin –Recent images

Baudoin Lebon presents from March 28th to May 19th, 2012 History of the White World, a selection of recent photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin. He writes about it: “Joel-Peter Witkin continues his quest, daily and obsessively, of different beauty that is setup and reflects his own...

Esprit de Corps : Witkin, Coplans and Molinier

The body is concrete reality, present in our being, which becomes the site of an endless questioning. As both subject and object, the body makes a display of its relationship with the world in its organic and symbolic dimensions. Art has done well to return us to this complexity:...

Joel-Peter Witkin
Love and Others Reasons

In addition to the exhibition with his brother on the west coast, Joel-Peter Witkin has an exhibition at the Keitelman Gallery in Brussels.Joel-Peter Witkin creates photographs in his studio and outside in studio conditions, working with models whose bodies he subjects to a thoro...

Joel-Peter & Jerome Witkin
Twin Visions

Twins, Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin are acknowledged as two of the greatest contemporary artists in their respective genres: Jerome Witkin is a painter and Joel-Peter Witkin is equally regarded as a master of his genre – a groundbreaking photograp...

Lynn Saville, Dark City
At Galerie Baudoin Lebon

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Joel-Peter Witkin by Elizabeth Avedon

“Witkin is a photographer who has been mistaken for a grave robber, whose works were described by Marina Isola as “Part Hieronymus Bosch, part ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’"

Joel-Peter Witkin, the french recognition

Today is dedicated to Joel-Peter Witkin. To the amazing exhibition opening at the Bibliothèque nationale, the two books of his work published for the exhibition and to the recent works on display at the gallery Baudoin Lebon. Four articles were written by Bernard Perrine, and wi...

PUG, Oslo –Mann, Serrano, Witkin…

The exhibition, High Speed Insanity, presents six independent artists : Roger Ballen, Martin Denker, Sally Mann, Vik Muniz, Andres Serrano, Joel Peter Witkin.Their common denominator is their ability to deconstruct in order to construct, where photography is used as the form of a...