Pool Party

Who wouldn’t want to see or be seen frolicking poolside with Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Uma Thurman on the Côte d’Azur? Pool Party celebrates the parties and poolside social scene at bon vivant Johnny Pigozzi’s swimming pool in Antibes, France. Royals, captains of industry, supermodels, rock stars, artists, movie stars, politicians, and everyone who is anyone has gathered around the famous blue pool at Villa Dorane. This book contains more than 100 iconic and unpublished photos from the personal archives of Johnny Pigozzi, spanning six decades, from the 1950s to the present day. It provides an intimate and whimsical look into the splashiest gatherings of the world’s most intriguing personalities, including Bono, Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson, to name just a few. Pool Party is the perfect summer gift, enticing the reader to dive in and become a part of its glamorous scene.

About The Author

Johnny Pigozzi was born in Paris in 1952. He attended Harvard University, where he studied film and photography. After graduating, he worked in film and television. He began keeping a visual journal of his friends, family, travels, and surroundings in the 1960s. The first solo exhibition of his photography was at Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, and his photographs have since been exhibited worldwide. He is the author of four books: Journal of the Seventies, Living Feet, A Short Visit to Planet Earth, and his most recent monograph, Catalogue Deraisonné.

  • Publish Date: May 10, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/8 x 8-7/8
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $35.00
  • CDN Price: $35.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4916-1


" 'It's a bit like if you did a play on Broadway with only one set,' says Jean 'Johnny' Pigozzi of Pool Party, a new book of his photographs that chronicles a decades-long cast of friends—including Jack Nicholson, Swifty Lazar, Jane Fonda, Shane Smith, Naomi Campbell, Larry Gagosian and Woody Allen—cavorting around his kidney-shaped pool at the Villa Dorane in Cap d’Antibes, in France. . . Everyone, it seems, came for a swim."

"Art collector and bon vivant Johnny Pigozzi is a key member of the beau monde, and it seems every beautiful one of them has frolicked at his legendary Cap d'Antibes retreat, Villa Dorane. Take a peek inside this sun-kissed world, where Bono, Elle MacPherson, Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell have let down their hair. Pigozzi's private archives are your ticket in." 

Everyone from Gianni Agnelli to Elizabeth Taylow, Graham Greene, Mick Jagger and princess Caroline of Monaco has flocked to mingle poolside at Villa Dorane . . . The pictures [in Pool Party] aren't only stunning because of their subjects, but also because someone who so obviously loves the location - and the characters it draws - shot them." 
-DuJour Magazine 

"Few parties never go out of style, but you're invited to one that's lasted for over six decades at one of the world's best-known party pools . . . Invitations to the Pigozzi pool are coveted and few, especially in recent years, making this the most reliable way to RSVP to the ultimate pool party." 

"If you have been lucky enough to cross paths with Johnny Pigozzi on any of his adventures since the late 70s, you might have been invited to Villa Dorane . . . What a joy to have a physical record of one's most cherished memories, accessible thanks to the selective eye of a true master."

"The most glamorous place to be in the south of France during Cannes isn't the red carpet, it's Jean 'Johnny' Pigozzi's swimming pool. Pool Party is a 60-year scrapbook of the well-connected art collector's summertime exploits." 

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