Davide Sorrenti's Legacy is Celebrated in New Book
IDEA's latest release, titled ArgueSKE 1994-1997, is a visual diary dedicated to the work of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti. The retrospective, set for release this week, was curated by Sorrenti's mother Francesca Sorrenti and aims to celebrate the late photographer’s personal work.
Rising to prominence in the 90s, Davide Sorrenti is best known for influencing the 'heroin chic' aesthetic as well as his creation of honest and unique spreads for Interview and Detour Magazine before his premature death in 1997 aged 20. For ArgueSKE 1994-1997 his mother set about curating the body of work created by Sorrenti in the two years before his death. The release includes contact sheets, magazine editorials, portraits, collages and pages from his diary as well as photographs he'd taken of his nearest and dearest. Featuring prominently alongside Frankie Rayder, Milla Jovovich and Carolyn Murphy is Sorrenti's then girlfriend Jamie King. The tender and intimate photos of King demonstrate the young photographer's talent in capturing the collision of high fashion and street culture.
The book, the first published retrospective on Sorrenti, is heralded by publishers IDEA as 'quite simply the best, most important book IDEA ever made' whilst his mother Francesca Sorrenti dedicates the tome to her son Davide, 'whose life and creativity never cease to amaze me after all these years, and to my loving family and the SKE crew.'
With written passages by Harmony Korine and Glen Luchford and the title of the book including SKE (See Know Evil) a tag Sorrenti and his friends adopted, ArgueSKE 1994-1997 is not just Sorrenti's visual diary but a momento for all impacted by his death.
ArgueSKE 1994-1997 is set to be released 15 November through www.ideanow.online.