Join us at Petra Gut Contemporary for a captivating exhibition by world-renowned photographer, David Yarrow. Discover his latest storytelling masterpieces, featuring mesmerizing photographs from St. Moritz. A visual feast not to be missed!
Petra Gut Contemporary is thrilled to unveil an exquisite exhibition by the world-renowned photographer David Yarrow, capturing the very essence of St. Moritz and its iconic landmarks. This much-anticipated collection features among other mesmerizing images taken at Badrutt’s Palace, Cresta Club, Dracula Club, Bond-inspired scenes, and various snapshots that encapsulate the soul of St. Moritz, Switzerland.
“Switzerland”: Yarrow presents a striking photograph taken at the austere Ospizio railway station in the Bernina Pass. Set against the backdrop of Switzerland’s highest railway station, this breathtaking image juxtaposes the rugged landscape with the glamour
and elegance of the model, creating a mesmerizing visual narrative.
“The Goats of St. Moritz”: Through Yarrow’s lens, St. Moritz reveals itself as a town where glamour and inclusivity coexist harmoniously. The series of striking photographs, taken at the renowned Renaissance Bar at Badrutt’s Palace, brilliantly juxtapose the town’s elite with its artisans and farmers, creating a captivating narrative steeped in Brigitte Bardot glamour and the enduring allure of St. Moritz.
“Badrutt’s”: A photograph that harks back to St. Moritz’s storied history, Yarrow presents an image that transports viewers to the opulence of Badrutt’s Palace in the 1960s. This historic institution has been a hub for Europe’s winter enthusiasts for over a century, and Yarrow’s photograph beautifully captures the hotel’s rich heritage.
“Dracula”: Yarrow delves into St. Moritz’s nightlife with a lens trained on the legendary Dracula Club. This exclusive establishment, often considered one of the world’s finest nightclubs, embodies the town’s spirit of revelry and freedom. Yarrow’s photographs vividly bring to life the club’s unique atmosphere, celebrating its distinctive blend of extravagance and non-conformity.
“The White Turf”: Yarrow’s lens captures the electrifying White Turf horse races on the frozen lake beneath Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. These images encapsulate the grandeur, community spirit, and opulence of the event, including a memorable moment when a horse and jockey grace the iconic bar at Badrutt’s, a testament to the hotel’s open-mindedness.
“James?”: In a nod to the Bond legacy intertwined with St. Moritz, Yarrow’s James Bond-inspired photograph captures the allure of Aston Martins against the backdrop of the Swiss mountains. Set in the Bernina Pass, this image radiates glamour and sophistication, featuring a stylish model and a classic Bond car, paying homage to the timeless appeal of the secret agent.
Lastly, “Cresta” and “St. Moritz”: Yarrow takes us on an exploration of the Cresta Run, where the members of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club epitomize the town’s ethos of embracing life and having fun. These images brilliantly convey the essence of the club, blending tradition with camaraderie.
David Yarrow’s exhibition in St. Moritz offers an enchanting journey through the heart and soul of this iconic Alpine town, celebrating its history, community, and the spirit of adventure that defines it. The collection promises to captivate and inspire visitors, whether local or international, as they immerse themselves in the magic of St. Moritz through Yarrow’s lens.
Join us in welcoming the artist at the gallery in St. Moritz on December 21st, between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, at Via Chavelleraa 1 (entrance Via dal Bagn 13). Experience the beauty and essence of St. Moritz through the eyes of this masterful photographer.
About the artist
David Yarrow is recognised as one of the world’s best-selling photographers. He has found his true comfort zone in capturing the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way.
A key part of his success has been creating art through partnerships with a philanthropic objective and this has enabled him to work with leading figures in sport, fashion and Hollywood such as Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Ciara and Russell Wilson, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Since 2019, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images have exceeded $10m. David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He took up photography at an early age and as a 20-year-old found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup and, as a result, was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events.
His distinctive work in recent years has earned him an ever growing following amongst art collectors. Yarrow is now represented by some of the top contemporary galleries around the world. In the Autumn of 2022, Rizzoli published David’s third book, Storytelling.
PETRA GUT CONTEMPORARY
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