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Charles Saatchi – My Life as a Dog

Foreword to “Charles and Saatchi, the Dogs – Jean Pigozzi”, fully illustrated catalog featuring many photographs by Jean Pigozzi. Published by Damiani in collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska on the occasion of the exhibition Charles and Saatchi, The Dogs at the art fair stand of Galerie Gmurzynska, Art Basel Miami Beach 2017.

Foreword to “Charles and Saatchi, the Dogs – Jean Pigozzi”, fully illustrated catalog featuring many photographs by Jean Pigozzi. Published by Damiani in collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska on the occasion of the exhibition Charles and Saatchi, The Dogs at the art fair stand of Galerie Gmurzynska, Art Basel Miami Beach 2017.

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CHARLES AND SAATCHI

THE DOGS

JEAN PIGOZZI

FOREWORD BY CHARLES SAATCHI


CHARLES AND SAATCHI

THE DOGS

JEAN PIGOZZI

FOREWORD BY CHARLES SAATCHI


MY LIFE AS A DOG

Do you believe in reincarnation?

According to a Gallup Poll, about a quarter of us in the West firmly do.

The figure is even higher among hundreds of

millions of Hindus and Buddhists,

who adhere to the notion of an immortal soul.

They are convinced that we return again and again to life on Earth,

in one form or another—a cat, a mouse, an elephant, a bird—

before once again assuming human form.

Personally, I have always sensed that the Fates intend

to resurrect me for my next life as a dog.

And what could be more agreeable than enjoying my future days as one of Jean Pigozzi’s pets?

As you can see here, they are particularly handsome creatures,

and that is clearly befitting. Also appropriately, you will also note they are

keenly intelligent, and highly sophisticated.

With Mr. Pigozzi as their owner, their important daily activities are being

recorded for posterity by one of the world’s great photographers.

His remarkable skills in observational studies are as outstanding as

Cindy Sherman’s mastery of self-portraiture.

With good fortune, when my time comes, I will spring back to life

as an offspring of one of the noble dogs pictured here,

and enjoy many serene years as one of

Mr. Pigozzi’s most treasured companions.

—CHARLES SAATCHI, London, September 2017


This publication was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Charles and Saatchi, The Dogs

at Galerie Gmurzynska, Art Basel Miami Beach

galerie gmurzynska

CHARLES AND SAATCHI, THE DOGS

Jean Pigozzi

© Damiani 2017

© Photographs, Jean Pigozzi

© “My Life as a Dog,” Charles Saatchi

BOOK DESIGN BY YOLANDA CUOMO DESIGN, NYC

Associate Designer: Bonnie Briant

Assistant Designer: Bobbie Richardson

Published by Damiani

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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by

any means, electronic or mechanical—including photocopying, recording or by any

information storage or retrieval system—without prior permission in writing from the publisher.

Printed in October 2017 by Grafiche Damiani –Faenza Group SpA, Italy.

ISBN 978-88-6208-592-2

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