Born in Milan in 1954: Milanese by birth but citizen of the world by adoption.
Born into Art: his mother, Eva Sabbatini, was one of the leading, most innovative fashion stylists of the 60's and 70's. She was known for having launched the mini-skirt 6 months prior to Mary Quant, at a premier of the Scala Theater in Milano.
Alfredo Sabbatini was born a reporter. Following Kerouac’s lead, he went on to discover America coast to coast at the age of seventeen, and hasn't halted since:
For over 25 years thereafter, the United States became his second home.
Sports photography, Baseball and Football in particular, captivated his senses with the capacity of focus and rapidity.
In the 70's, he documented the golden age of Jeans (Carrera, Pooh, Levi's) - his works adorning the covers and editorials of magazines like L'Europeo, Amica and Oggi.
At the age of 23, he begins collaborating with Playboy and commences his research on the human body and its form, which later helped him to become one of the most influential photographers of underwear, beach- and sportswear of the 80's.
The 90’s complete his repertoire in the editorial and communications fields through a series of experiences as art director, director, and curator of exhibits.
During those years he wanders into the magical world of dance, where he discovers the unlimited capacity of playful interpretation which then allows for his fantastic visions to be realized, mainly in black and white.
Exhibitions and Books represent his refined works of art.
Entering his Teatro Magico (Magic Theater), located in Milan’s up-and-coming Bicocca zone, it is immediately clear that one has entered a space of creativity, passion and experiences - exemplified within a vast collection of multimedial sensations that delineate this artist as unique and exceptional in his genre.
The great master of dance, Walter Venditti has written of him: "his images speak, provoke thought, liberate love and actions beyond evoking visual attraction."
Greek Theater, drama and comedy, suffering and joy, shadows, light,sentiments, emotions - the parade that is life through the lense of Alfredo Sabbatini.
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Cornaredo (Milan), Italy