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Paul Thorel’s work has been the subject of critical catalogues and essays in Italian, French and English, including in-depth manuals on the digital image such as Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age (Aperture, 1994) Photography reborn, Image Making in the Digital by Jonathan Lipkin (Abrams, 2005); and The digital eye. Photographic art in the electronic age by Sylvia Wolf (Prestel, 2010). The archive has a copy of all the publications of the artist, national and international, made for his solo and collective exhibitions from 1977 to 2020, and the covers signed for writers and musicians, from Barry Gifford to Peter Gabriel.

Books and covers

Paul Thorel, catalogue of the solo show curated by Carla Accardi and Jean-Noel Vuarnet (Il Labirinto Gallery, Rome, October 1977), Rome 1977

Paul Thorel. Condensazioni, catalogue of the solo show (Extra Gallery, Taranto, 16 maggio 1992), Rome 1992

Paul Thorel. Lueurs Marginales, catalogo della mostra personale con testo di Valerio Dehò (Galleria Il Ponte, Firenze, fino al 13 novembre 1993), Edizioni Il Ponte, Firenze 1993

Paul Thorel. Paesaggi e figure, catalogue of the solo show included in the festival Art&Maggio with text by Maria Silvia Farci (Svevo Castle, Bari, 2 June – 15 July 2002), Lissone 2002

Paul Thorel. Walk like an Egyptian, catalogue of the solo show included in the festival Incontri Internazionali D’Arte Regione Campania with texts by Carlo de Rita and the artist (National Archeological Museum of Naples, 13 December 2003 – 13 January 2004), Brescia 2003

Paul Thorel. Ritratti, catalogue of the solo show with text by Guido Costa (French Institute of Florence, 18 June – 3 October 2009), Edizioni Polistampa, Florence 2009

Paul Thorel. Galleria Massimo Minini, catalogue of the solo show with text by Aldo Nove (Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, 2 September – 3 October 2010), Verona 2010

Paul Thorel. Un-Vrai-Semblable, catalogue of the solo show curated by Jean-Luc Soret (Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 27 June – 26 August 2012), Mousse Publishing, Milan 2012

Album cover
PETER GABRIEL – The Barry Williams Show 2002

Book cover
Batya Gur, El asesinato del sábado por la mañana, Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem 1988

Book cover
Barry Gifford, Imagining paradise. New selected poems, Seven Stories Press, New York 2012

Book Cover
Luciano Pellicani, Introduzione a Ortega y Gasset, Contributi di Sociologia n. 46, Liguori Editore, Napoli 1978


Catalogue raisonné

From 2021, the drafting of an extensive catalogue raisonné of the works of the artist has been commissioned to art critic and curator Sara Dolfi Agostini, with publication scheduled for 2024. If in possession of artworks by Paul Thorel, or for additional information concerning the publication, please contact the Foundation at the email address

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