“When I am frightened, I invent an image.” – Goethe
Thirty years ago, a cult book published by Phaidon Press Limited created a stir in the world of photography. Techniques of the World’s Great Photographers included Francis Giacobetti in the very closed circle of the world’s forty greatest photographers since the beginning of photography. Those whose style is instantly recognizable.
1969 Nikon Gallery, Paris/Tokyo - 1971 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, a retrospective - 1973 Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Giacobetti - 1973 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid - 1973 Grand Prix of the Photokina Köln, Germany, first prize - 1975 Pirelli exhibition, Milan Paris London New York - 1980 Sogo exhibition, Japan, retrospective in Tokyo Kobe Osaka Kyoto Nagoya Hiroshima - 1984 Time Square, New York, the world's largest Ektachromes, 18 metres high, for Kodak - 1987 Nathan Emery Coffia collection of the Des Moines Art Center, USA - 1989 the Ginza Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo Beauty - 1990 Pasadena Art Museum - 1992 Le Louvre, Richelieu wing, 10-year contract for 23 photographs by Francis Giacobetti exhibited alongside works by Buren, Cesar, and Jean-Pierre Reyneau - 1992 Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Issey Miyake by Francis Giacobetti - 1992 the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester - 1993 Hallon Gallery, University of Newcastle - 1993 Krials Erst Köln Gallery – pictures of Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti, precious metal prints - 1994 Marlborough Gallery, London, Albemarle Street, Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti - 1994 Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, Bacon - 1995 Art Institute of Chicago, Bacon - 1995 Pirelli exhibition, Milan Tokyo New York Los Angeles San Fransisco - 1996 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Issey Miyake - 1998 Isetan Museum of Art, Shinjuku Tokyo, Bacon & Giacobetti pictures - 1998 special issue of Stern magazine on Francis Giacobetti - 1998 the Independent, Bacon, the latest interview by Francis Giacobetti - 1998 Francis Giacobetti, Basel Fair, Marlborough Gallery, Bacon - 1999 Moderna Museet Stockholm, Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti - 2000 Sainsbury Center for visual arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich - 2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Giacobetti pictures - 2001 the Saint Louis Art Museum - 2003 Stern mag calendar - 2005 Fondation suisse Bayeler - 2008 Kings Place Gallery, London, Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti