- 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."
-THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"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."
-BAL HARBOUR MAGAZINE
"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."
"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."