Petra Gut Contemporary is pleased to announce the new exclusive representation in Switzerland of Lausanne-based artist Christian Coigny.
Christian Coigny is a world-renowned Swiss photographer with an impressive career in traditional black-and-white and fashion photography. Christian left Switzerland for San Francisco in 1968. He landed an advertising contract with Levi's that helped launch his career there. The artist mainly works with analogue materials. His art is grounded in classical training and significantly motivated by prominent American painters like Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe and Andrew Wyeth.
From 1987 to 1997, Christian Coigny photographed more than 130 personalities from the cultural world sitting on Vitra's legendary chairs. His pictures have given life to an advertising campaign launched by "Mister Vitra", alias Rolf Fehlbaum, for his company. He also worked for clients such as Hermès, Bongenie Grieder, Krug Champagnes, Ferretti yachts and Hublot watches, and for many years he has participated in creating catalogues and publicity campaigns for Chopard. Today, Coigny devotes most of his time to working as a nude, landscape and still-life photographer.
Christian's work is highly sought after by private clients and major publications.