2 of 7 portraits of Kate Moss
by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 2001
20 1/8 in. x 16 in. (511 mm x 407 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Mario Testino (1954-), Photographer. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Testino first worked with Kate Moss in Paris at the beginning of the 1990s when she was 17 and they have continued this creative partnership, particularly working on campaigns for Burberry. Moss describes a day spent working with Testino as an adventure, 'I have grown up with him photographing me - we have grown up together in a sense. The trust between us means that we are free with each other, he does not trap me into a set way of being, we find the picture together.' Photographed in Cannes.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Kinmonth, Patrick, Mario Testino: Portraits, 2002 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 1 February to 4 June 2002), p. 71
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
Events of 2001back to top
Current affairsLabour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and scienceThe Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
InternationalOn 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the forth plane crashed in a field.George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.
Exhibitions and displays
- Exposed: The Naked Portrait
Until 11 September