November 2010 : SPECIAL PROJECT: Commission work for the Monaco’s Conseil National, for the coming anniversary as well as the project of a brand new building.
As a concept, I chose to represent the institutional and political leadership of Monaco: the Prince, symbolized by the castle, and the 2 sides of the brain, Conseil National of elected members on one hand, Government on the other hand, with the 3 buildings in the shape of a boat, aiming at the future (turned towards the right). The compacted monument shows mainly the new building of the Conseil National, which I allowed myself to distort for the sake of flexibility and movement. It is represented on the Monaco Rock, “Rocher”, under a dark turquoise sky, mix of the blue and the green of the French and Italian flags and direct influences on Monaco. The light comes from under, from the population of the country, the Monegasques, and that perspective creates a strong 3D effect and definition on the gigantic Monaco flag beneath it all.
I imagined and painted most of the artwork, in NY, with oil paint, and finished in Monaco. The artwork traveled “wet”, by air, in a costumed wood suitcase, and was hand delivered mid December to the President of the Conseil National. And in the press Spring 2011...
Photo: Ike Ude
Styling: C. Bergonzi
Photo: Andrew Matusik
Private Collection of Blaine Watson, Canada
Ink on paper
19 x 24 inches - 48 x 61 cm
Shawn & Sarah Carson, New York
Acrylic on canvas
30 inches diameter
Selected photos taken at a polo game, on a Fall very sunny day.
Thanks Miss Bontemps for lending your great camera.
C. Bergonzi steps into the world of Bronze casting
C. Bergonzi steps into the world of steel welding
3 generations of women, descendants of internationally acclaimed photographer, Leo Matiz
Photos taken at MOMA, NY, by C. Bergonzi
Photo & Production: Andrew Matusik
Styling: C. Bergonzi
CLIENTS LIST :
- Photographers -
Giovanni APONTE, Fred AUFRAY, Ray BUONANNO, Alex CAO, Shing-I CHEN, Chris COLLINS, Tom CONCORDIA, Chris COPPOLA, Yann DANDOIS, Jea EDMAN, Emmanuel FAURE, Dominique GUILLEMOT, Phillip JARRELL, Peter KOVAL, Patrick McCARTHY, Nicola MAJOCCHI, Andrew MATUSIK, Martin MISTRETTA, Bradford NOBLE, Alex NORDEN, Benjamin OLIVER, Yoel PARILLA, Luciana PAMPALONE, Anthony PARMELEE, Norine PERRAULT, Rico POON, John RUSSELL, Amedeo TURELLO, Jean-Bernard VILLAREAL, William WHITEHURST
- Fashion & Beauty -
GIOVANNI BERTELLI, ESTEE LAUDER, MORGAN LE FAY Couture, NEW BALANCE shoes, RANDOLPH DUKE ("The Look"), BUONUOMO Furs by D.Goodman, CHOR & MCGEAR Denim, CUTLER SALON NYC Hair, BENISTY Hair, DUCHESSE Denim, SWEET VIBES Denim, TIAN ART London Ready to Wear, BICHE DE BERE Jewelry, DAVID DONAHUE Menswear, GOLDEN STELLA Jewelry, HENNES Hosiery, ZION Couture NYC
- Music -
Rihanna (Pop), Daniel LARSON (Rock), SONY 7 (Rock), J-ON (Rap), Friendship 7 (Electronic), Maria CHRISTENSEN (Singer/Writer), Lori MICHAELS (Singer/Writer), Heather SHMID (Singer/Writer), Jose ALBERTO 'El Canario' (Latin, Universal Records), Tony SWING (Latin, Universal R.), New Street (Latin, Viva R.), Lidia de la ROSA (Universal Records), JAMBOX Records, UNIVERSAL Records, WORLDASIA Entertainment
- People, actors & other Entertainment -
Riyo Mori (Miss Universe 2007), Hugh DARCY (actor), Steven BALDWIN (Actor), Lynette COLE (Miss USA 2000), EVE (Top Model & Actress), Lord JAMAR (Actor), Clyde KUSATSU (Actor), Marie MATIKO (Actress), William QUIGLEY (Painter), Alfred J. SAUCHELLI, Jr (Actor), Giselle TONGI (Actress & Pop Star)
- Magazines -
ARUDE, COSMOPOLITAN (Espanol), HARPER'S BAZAAR (China), GENTLEMEN OPTIONS (Italy), GLAMOUR (US), KULT (Italy), METROPOLIS (China), METROPOP, NIKKY STYLE, NOCTURNO, STYLE Monte Carlo, TRUMP, VOGUE (Taiwan), Z!NK
- Advertising -
TIME WARNER CENTER, CITYPLACE, ELIZABETH ARDEN, SPLENDA, BED BATH & BEYOND, CASIO (USA) Digital Cameras, GETTY Images, JUPITER Images, WONDERBOX