los angeles: mario testino

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born into a well-to-do family in lima, mario testino initially studied economics before moved to london in the mid-1970s to pick up photography. and as history has attested, testino has become one of the most celebrated photographers on the planet, one who's creativity blends an effortless sense of glamour and pizzazz into mesmerizing images. opening on tue - feb 26 at prism gallery in los angeles is a solo exhibition - his first at the gallery and in the u.s. in many years - of some of his most iconic photographs, in addition to a large number of personal works that span his long career. location: 8746 west sunset boulevard [west hollywood].

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