Fifty Shades of Grey art exhibition coming to Harrogate

Fifty Shades of Grey art collection - Artist Raphael Mazzucco with author E. L. James.
Fifty Shades of Grey art collection - Artist Raphael Mazzucco with author E. L. James.

A new limited edition fine art collection inspired by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy will be launched in Harrogate tomorrow, Friday.

The eagerly-anticipated collection at Castle Galleries on Harrogate’s Parliament Street will see world-famous fashion photographer turned fine artist Raphael Mazzucco bring his unique interpretation to the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.

Four new limited edition works have been created by Mazzucco featuring beautiful photography overlaid with elements of collage and iconic phrases from the books.

Each artwork is individually hand-signed by the artist and Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James, who was heavily involved in the collection’s development.

As one of the world’s most influential fashion photographers, Mazzucco has created iconic images for some of the world’s best-known brands over his twenty year career, including Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret and Guess Jeans.

Deciding to swap the camera for canvas six years ago, Mazzucco’s arrival onto the art scene has been met with widespread critical acclaim.

He is famed for his mixed media works which are strongly inspired by the female form and celebrate sophistication and sensuality, sharing common elements with the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

A global sensation, James’ captivating works have been published in 52 countries and she has sold over 125 million books to date.

Critically-acclaimed artist Raphael Mazzucco said:

“Fifty Shades of Grey is recognised as a worldwide cultural phenomenon and its influence is felt across the globe.

“My work very often includes an element of writing; often it’s words that come to me while I’m creating, sometimes song lyrics, sometimes poetry.

"It natural to me to take the language of Fifty Shades of Grey and work that into these images. "