Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Afanador, ruven, photos, poems by gloria maria pardo vargas, introduction by hector abad. Photographer who published the books torero, sombra, and mil besos. You dont have to agree with bullfighting to appreciate torero, ruven afanador s photo series which brings to the surface the usually latent but always present homoerotics of the sport. Ruven afanador is a fashion and portrait photographer based out of new york city. Photographed by ruven afanador for his book torero. The first option takes a lot of time, and it is not very convenient because not all books can be taken home. With torero, ruven afanador juxtaposes the incredible beauty of young bullfighters and oldworld latin traditions with a coutureinspired vision of the opulent costumes and the ritualistic elements of the matador culture, and narcissism, an integral aspect of fashion photography.
This exquisite collection is a must for collectors of this particular genre of work. The faheyklein gallery is pleased to present the photographs of ruven afanador from his latest publication, mil besos kisses, a celebration of the women of flamenco from southern spain. With torero, ruven afanador lays open a world of poignant beauty and sensuality not the atmosphere of the bullfight, but. See more ideas about photography, portrait and flamenco. In 2002, in conjunction with torero, the first series of oneman gallery exhibitions featuring. His work often showcases extravagent dreamlike images. His work is distinguished by an opulent classicism nuanced by an irreverent point of view. Ruven afanador is a colombianborn photographer best known for his book torero 2001, a collection of blackandwhite portraits of matadors from mexico, colombia, peru, and spain. But it is in his three books that the singularity of afanadors rare aesthetic and charged eroticism become truly evident. Jan 2, 2015 explore mcelikels board ruven afanador. John galliano is the head of dior and one of the most innovative fashion designers working today. You will find all the basic information about ruven afanador. He lived there until adolescence, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and immersed in old traditions and enchanting rituals that imbued everyday life with mystery and wonderment.
Matadors of colombia, mexico, peru and spain by ruven afanador, gloria maria pardo vargas, what would you do first. Also, the beauty pageants and the passion all the people had for them. Many memories of my childhood are a great inspiration, particularly the pageantry of the religious rituals in colombia, where i grew up. It consists of highly stylized black and white portraits of spanish and latin american matadors in the studio, dressing room, and in the ring. Book torero ruven afanador matadors isbn 390816348x. His idiosyncratic visual language is informed by the fierce emotion and lavish style of his latin american heritage, filtered by an exquisitely mannered elegance saturated with. He is a longtime contributor to vogue, vanity fair, and elle, as well as the new york times. New york, new york, june 10 july 31 2002 torero, arte fino gallery, zurich, switzerland.
Matadors of colombia, mexico, peru and spain spanish edition by ruven afanador mobipocket torero. Afanador opens the door to the famously closed society of bullfighters, offering his elegant, private view of the. Torero, hello jay, congratulations for matador tablero i love toreros. Harpers bazaar arabia rihanna julyaugust 2014 magazine issue. Afanador s admiration of male beauty is very apparent in this book of images. These were part of a book collection in 2001 which seems now to be out of print. He lived there until adolescences, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and immersed in old traditions and enchanting rituals that imbued everyday life with mystery and wonderment. Checkout ruven wiki age, biography, career, height, weight, family. He has an eye for capturing the attitude, machismo, and inherent beauty and vulnerability of these brave men.
Hoy en dia, ruven afanador ha trabajado con revistas como vogue, elle, rolling stone, new york times. Torero spanish edition, cl book by ruven afanador 2. I thought it was pleasing that afanador features some of the torero s in their costumes on one page and nude on the opposite page in the same pose. Sport man folk costume gypsy costume costumes matador costume flamenco dancers spanish culture folk art captain hat. Ruven afanador is considered one of the leading photographers working in celebrity and fashion photography. Ruven afanador is born and raised in colombia and owes very much to italian cinema and the glamour of italian fashion catwalks in milan. Matadors of colombia, mexico, peru and spain spanish edition by ruven afanador doc. Youre the embodiment of latin american heritage, and your work exudes spanish roots. Matadors from colombia, mexico, peru and spain ruven. Fine in original white papercovered boards and fine pictorial dust jacket. Fully illustrated with blackandwhite reproductions of photographs.
Ruven afanador is able to show us, as no one ever has, the profile and grace of the living bullfighter. His commercial clients include arista, cacharel, christian dior, elektra et al. Ruven afanador is the author of two photographic monographs, including the highly collectable torero. Ruven afanador is an internationally renowned photographer of limitless imagination, powerful vision and profound sense of self.
Torero ruven afanador first edition, first printing. The book is a visual celebration of the world of bulldz ghting torero or matador. Torero spanish edition afanador, ruven, faciolince, hector abad on. His work appears in most major fashion magazines in the world as well as in the new yorker. Torerosigned 2001 1st edition signed hc book for sale online. Ruven afanador wiki, biography, net worth, age, family. Probably, you would go to the library or a bookstore. Matadors of colombia, mexico, peru and spain spanish edition by ruven afanador epub. Torero is the exquisitely produced first book by noted colombianborn, new yorkbased fashion photographer ruven afanador. First book by colombianborn, new york photographer afanador.60 230 732 506 1365 244 698 710 226 516 1211 443 1405 900 972 182 158 393 308 397 1310 281 42 830 500 1155 154 128 703