THE AMERICAN ACTOR ANTON YELCHIN WAS CALLED BY MANY AN ENFANT PRODIGE. DISCOVER HIS PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION “PROVOCATIVE BEAUTY” AT PALAZZO BRANCACCIO IN ROME

Edited by: Fiammetta Cesana

After his premature death at 27, in 2016, Anton Yelchin’s legacy is still living across different art fields. Known for the roles he played in Star Trek, Green Room, Like Crazy, Terminator: Salvation and Alpha Dog, the talent of the Russian-born actor went far beyond cinema’s appearances.

His photographs of Hollywood’s behind the scenes, indeed, conquered the international audience. Through the use of multiple arrangements and contrasts in lighting, Yelchin captured this transgressive, multifaceted reality he discovered firsthand, being able to create a variety of images in-between glamour, surreal, as well as sensual and grotesque atmospheres.

Anton Yelchin, Untitled #16, private collection, Palazzo Brancaccio, Space Field, Provocative Beauty

With the curation of Alessio de’ Navasques and Clayton Calvert, today “Provocative Beauty” is displayed at Space field, the new exhibition area at Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, displaying a selection of fifty-one images realised by Yelchin throughout the last six years of his life.

Anton Yelchin, Untitled #21, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #6, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #3, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #25, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #50, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #54, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #20, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #37, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #41, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #15, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #30, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #5, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #38, private collection
Anton Yelchin, Untitled #36, private collection
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“Taking photographs seems to be a means to express some kind of emotional, abstractive narrative. I look at the images that I’m most proud of like a film about the world the way I see it.” Yelchin said

The young creative used to be called a real enfant prodige since, besides his acting interpretations and photographic refined techniques, his career evolved into music and theatre too.

Anton Yelchin, Untitled #22, private collection, Palazzo Brancaccio, Space Field, Provocative Beauty

In parallel, the docu-film “Love, Antosha”, directed by Garret Price, will be screened in the Sala Intesa Sanpaolo of the Ex Caserma Guido Reni on October 27th. Acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival, the feature, narrated by Nicolas Cage, depicts Yelchin’s portrait through videos, interviews, letters, alongside the memories of fellow actors such as Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, William Defoe and many more.

Anton Yelchin, Untitled #41, private collection, Palazzo Brancaccio, Space Field, Provocative Beauty

“Provocative Beauty”
Space field, Palazzo Brancaccio
Rome
From October 27th to November 30th