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Giovanni Testino

Chief Executive, Art Partner

Giovanni Testino's Live Mosaic

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As chief executive officer of Art Partner , Giovanni Testino oversees the representation of an elite roster of photographers, film directors, stylists and hair and make-up artists such as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Terry Richardson , Charlotte Tilbury , Mario Sorrenti , Glen Luchford , Harley Weir , Lucinda Chambers, Melanie Ward and Anthony Turner as well as creative directors such as Christopher Simmonds .

Giovanni founded Art Partner in 1992 with a roster including celebrated photographer (and Giovanni's brother) Mario Testino among others.  The agency is now widely recognised as one of the foremost sources for creative talent for fashion, luxury and beauty and has partnered on advertising projects with clients such as Gucci, Stella McCartney , Chloe, Chanel Beauty, Balenciaga, Burberry, Givenchy, Versace, Michael Kors and Lancome as well as editorial projects such as French Vogue, American Vogue and i-D.

Alongside artist management and representation, the agency also offers full in-house digital strategy and distribution, content creation and production service from its offices in New York, London and Paris. Art Partner produces projects including global campaigns, editorials, digital and social content and artist partnerships. Art Partner has recently extended their syndication division, launching a bespoke subscription service to offer photography and film from their artists, to support for online editorial and social media platforms, books, and print sales. 

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