Fragile retrospective exhibition - Paris

Come along to enjoy a retrospective exhibition of Franco Gobbi's work and a special presentation of 3 unpublished masterpieces.

ASW Events Team
Lovers of art this is for you! Join us for an exclusive exhibition at Archives 18-20.

All guests will enjoy a presentation from the artist Franco Gobbi about his work retrospective 'Fragile', and Franco will additionally present 3 unpublished masterpieces.

‘Model posing has been described many times. In this job, I distanced myself from these definitions and focused the project on the model as a woman, a human and spiritual being.’
Franco Gobbi

The exhibition features images of the top models working today including Irina Shayk, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Catherin McNeil, Coco Rocha, Constance Jabloski, Crystal Renn, Guinevere Van Seenus, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Lea T, Lilly Donaldson, Malgosia Bela, Maria Carla Boscono, Sam Rollinson, Shu Pei Qin, and Tao Okamoto amongst many others.

Curator: Jean-Baptiste Pauchard

ACCESS EVENT: This event is organised by a third party and no ASW member Jean-Baptiste Pauchard will be present during the event. Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the ASW Events Team directly at or Jean-Baptiste.

71 members and guests from 8 cities attended

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Franco Gobbi’s exhibition ‘Fragile’ is a visual study of ephemeral beauty through his work with the most influential models worldwide. The women who pose for Franco Gobbi are part of the world of photography, cinema, theatre, fashion; In front of Gobbi’s lens, they become fluttering movements. Starting from an organic, almost primitive intuition, his photographs capture bits of spontaneous creation within hair, figures or the whole body that ripple.

By literally blurring his subjects’ lines, Gobbi is exploring their transformation into a state of complete fragility.

The goal of this visual project is to enlighten the often neglected aspects of a successful woman’s character: Sensitivity, vulnerability, fragility – captured through a perspective in which the heroine, the primitive, invincible, indestructible Camille reveals a technical and introspective abyss in the narration.

‘The essence I look for in a woman’s identity is intrinsically linked to Mother Nature recognizing her earthly powers of creation and regeneration.’ Franco Gobbi’s work is inspired by and refers to several predecessors such as Man Ray, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol. Fragile is Gobbi’s debut photography exhibition.

‘His works reflect his presence; in a blink of an eye, you will feel his communicative energy that makes you feel at ease in any kind of situation, his calm that comforts you and wakes you up at the same time.’ Diane Von Fürstenberg

‘Franco Gobbi is unique; he always tries to overcome his creative barriers. What strikes me the most is Franco’s personality; it may seem he is a bit chaotic and completely mad but he is extremely organized with a vision and a very strong energy that he is able to turn into a bridge to take me along with him on his journey.’
Maria Carla Boscono


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