by Carlo mollino


Polaroids by Carlo Mollino. First edition (2002). First impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Polaroids

So, Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) was one of the most inspired mid-20th-century architects and designers. In a career that spanned more than four decades, Mollino designed buildings, homes, cars, aircraft, women's fashion, and theater sets. He was a renaissance man who sought to articulate movement as well as sensuality in his designs. Even more compelling are the magically surreal Polaroid images Mollino made in his Turin studio during the last 14 years of his life, seen here in the first-ever collection of Mollino's carefully honed erotic photographs of women. From 1,500 works, the Ferraris have culled over 250 representative images in which Molino posed his models in evocative clothing, staged the backdrops, and finally, altered the photos with a microscopic paintbrush to attain his ideal view of the female form. Only a few of Mollino's Polaroids have ever been viewed by the public.

Artist Bio

In his autobiographical novel Mollino described his ability to represent reality: “I never drew to scale. I did the drawing by imagining it in space as I ‘saw’ the construction. I moved around it, went into it, and moved toward all its details.”

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