Mario Testino - Shake It Up Auction at Sotheby's
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Mario Testino - Shake It Up Auction at Sotheby's

Aug 24, 2017

MATE: Museo Mario Testino, founded in Lima in 2012 by world renowned fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino, is a not-for-profit establishment which showcases the works of Testino alongside Peruvian artists.

Through a rich programme of exhibitions, events and residencies as well as an educational programmes, the institution aims to promote Peruvian artists and culture worldwide.

Testino's photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He is widely known for his success in leading fashion houses and for his portraits of icons such as models Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, Madonna and many more.

Kate Moss, 2006 by Mario Testino

Madonna For Atelier Versace 1995 by Mario Testino

It has been announced that next month at Sotheby's, London, Testino will be auctioning off his personal collections of art will be auctioned for the benefit of Museo Mate.

Testino recently announced that he never sold anything and that he had been way too attached to his collections, however he is on a mission.

Shake It Up: Works from the Mario Testino Collection Auction to Benefit Museo MATE, Lima, Peru will be taking place on 13 & 14 September 2017. All sales from the auction will be contributed towards the support of the centre's programme of exhibitions, residencies, education and an overall expansion.

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"Join celebrated photographer Mario Testino on a trip to his homeland Peru. Along the way we hear how 30 years of art collecting has inspired his work and why he’s selling part of his collection to help put Lima on the cultural map". (Sotheby's)

"The collection is particularly rich in Latin American art, including works by the Argentine artists Pablo Bronstein and Amalia Pica, the Colombian Oscar Murillo and, not surprisingly, Peruvian artists such as William Cordova". (BBC)

Up For Auction: Adriana Varejão, Blue Sauna, 2003

One of Testinos collections, an oil on canvas piece by Adriana Varejão is estimated to sell between £400,000–£600,000 at the Shake It Up auction.

Richard Prince, Untitled (Girlfriend) is estimated to sell betweeen £250,000 - £350,000

Jacqueline Humphries, Pile, 2008 is estimated to sell between £40,000-£60,000 at Shake It Up

Shake It Up at Sotheby's auction house will be taking place on 13 & 14 September 2017.

Kate Moss, London, 2006 by Mario Testino

Take a look at our Mario Testino online catalogue to see the rest of available works we have from the incredible Peruvian photographer.

If you have any further enquiries regarding our Mario Testino artworks, please feel free to contact

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