Metro is thrilled to have produced over a hundred Giclée prints for Andy Gotts’ ‘Behind The Mask’ exhibition which sees the biggest collection of BAFTA-winning actor portraiture ever assembled. It will open in the entire west wing of Somerset House, London prior to moving to BAFTA’s headquarters for the awards ceremony.
Renowned celebrity photographer Andy Gotts MBE who specialises in actors’ portraits, has been working on the “Behind The Mask” project for over two years, travelling across the globe to photograph an impressive collection of subjects including Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, John Hurt, Sidney Poitier and Tilda Swinton. This collection forms ‘Behind The Mask’ a BAFTA Future Archive, a photographic census of over one hundred international actors and actresses to have won or been nominated for a BAFTA since 1954
In addition to the two exhibitions, BAFTA will project every image from the series onto the facade of its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, London during the weekend of the EE British Academy Film Awards (15 and 16 February 2014) as part of an art commission supported by luxury watch brand 88 Rue Du Rhone.
Andy Gotts MBE comments: “Even though I have been given the title ‘celebrity photographer’ I have always seen myself as a photographer of actors. I have always been a movie buff and getting the opportunity to meet my matinée idols is beyond a dream come true. I specialize in character studies of the face and try to show a new and different side of world famous faces in my ‘warts and all’ style.”
Metro is also producing all the images as Giclée prints which will be available for sale in limited editions of 25, with 60% of the proceeds going to BAFTA to support its year-round charitable work.
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Exhibition Dates: 20th January – 7th February 2014
Opening times: Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Image Projections: BAFTA headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN
Dates: 9th – 16th February 2014
Andy Gotts MBE