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Willy Covary, 2007

Willy Covary, 2007
chromogenic print, flush-mounted on aluminium
signed, titled and numbered '7/10' in ink on Michael Hoppen Gallery labels (frame backing board)
image: 19 ¼ x 29 ½ in. (49 x 75 cm.)
sheet/flush mount: 26 x 35 7/8 in. (66 x 91 cm.)
This work is number seven from an edition of ten.
Michael Hoppen Gallery Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
D. Tamagni, P. Smith, Gentlemen of Bacongo, Trolley, First edition, London, 2009, cover.
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Combining fashion and documentary photography, Daniele Tamagni’s work shines light on the cultural renaissance taking place in developing African economies. Recognizing the power of fashion in expanding economic and cultural boundaries, Tamagni sought out style in locations outside conventional fashion contexts, such as the streets of Brazzavile, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dakar. The present work belongs to Tamagni’s project focusing on the immaculately dressed dandies of the Congo, known as Sapeurs. Building on Ghanian photographer James Barnor’s street photography of the 1960s, Tamagni searched and found distinctive subjects which use fashion to aid their nonchalant confidence and individuality.

Daniele Tamagni’s work is held in major public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

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