Welcome to the official online store of products from special projects by the world renown photographer and artist Michel Comte. We're featuring books, limited edition books, posters and cards from exhibitions as well as his iconic shawls and glasses designed by Michel Comte. He will be designing surprise products and his personal items or work gear might show up! We will introduce signed books and posters so stay tuned!
Michel Comte was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied in France and England and started his career as an art restorer specializing in contemporary art. Comte worked with Andy Warhol and Yves Klein. In 1979, he met Karl Lagerfeld who gave him his first commercial assignment for Chloe and later Chanel. Since his beginnings, he mainly collaborated with Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair and connected with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, BMW, Ferrari and many others. Comte divided his time traveling into conflict zones to raise funds for humanitarian projects such as People and Places with No Name. In 2008, Comte met Ayako Yoshida. Together they produced their first 3d feature film “The Girl From Nagasaki”. Comte opened Neoclassic exhibition at the National Gallery in Parma in Fall 2016. Neoclassic is Comte’s take on rise and fall of neoclassicism. He completed four solo exhibitions from Light series. First at Musemo Maxxi in Rome and La Triennale in Milan, Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing and most recently at Dirimart in Istanbul. Comte explores the impact of environmental decline on the glaciers and glacial landscapes of the world. Light is a study of natural landscapes through large-scale sculptures, photography, video installations and projections.