Roger Federer, Uomo Vogue, 2005
Commissioned by Vogue, Comte here creates a classic portrait of the Swiss tennis legend, on the court yet dressed for a catwalk. Not only is Federer regarded as one of, if not the greatest, tennis players in history, he is also synonymous with great style, always immaculate on and off the court. In this shot Comte encapsulates this finesse shooting Federer in the jacket he wore when he won Wimbledon, to create a signature and enduring image of his star. Roger Federer has won 20 Men’s Grand Slam titles and previously spent a record 237 consecutive weeks as World No.1, still one of the most respected and beloved figures in tennis.
About online exclusives:
This work has been handpicked as part of the Michel Comte Online Exclusive Selection. Previously unavailable for sale and never seen by the general public, these works have been selected by curator Georgina Casparis for the 2021 newness release and the launch of our new online platform. This is the first time Michel Comte’s work has been available in this smaller format and in an edition of 100. The selection is focused on familiar figures from popular culture that provide a neat entry point into Comte’s work and themes. This selection is particularly focused on works from Comte’s major series, so that buyers can build up a collection of connected works that function in any setting. Roger Federer and Sharon Stone have been released as a preview and represent only a fraction of the new Online Exclusive Editions, all of which are due to release in 2021.
About Michel Comte:
Combining passion and glamour with an impulsive spontaneity, Swiss artist Michel Comte has redefined photography and portraiture throughout his 30-year career. Moving deftly between art and fashion, his work encapsulates the feelings and aesthetics of the late 20th century, drawing out intensely individual images of his subjects.Read more
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It is our utmost priority that all artworks purchased from the Michel Comte Estate are sold with a Certificate of Authenticity, allowing our clients to have absolute confidence when buying a work. The Michel Comte Estate has the exclusive right to all photographic works produced by Michel Comte from 1977-2007, all works exclusively accompanied with official certificates of authenticity upon shipping. Shipping is carried out by our trusted shipping partner FedEx and is offered worldwide free of charge (import taxes due to be paid by the customer).