the photographic book that documents the artist’s thousand faces

Achille lauro photographic book published by 24 ore Cultura Achille Lauro it has accustomed us to a global artistic vision, which goes beyond the song and pushes us to integrate forms and languages.

Because of this 24 HOURS Culture published and released the photographic book today, 23 September (in bookstores and online) Achille Lauro, the first major anthology of images on the artist, destined to become a cult object not only for fans, but for all lovers of fashion, art and pop culture.

Produced in close collaboration with the artist, the volume contains iconic images and unpublished shots, the artist’s drawings, backstage photographs, testimonies and anecdotes, which tell the artist’s journey as a musical phenomenon and a visual phenomenon.

Now provocative, now candid, but always surprising, the images and anecdotal testimonies draw the profile of a divided and controversial character, animated by the need to influence, through his looks, his performances and his multi-code paintings, the costume, the taste, the ideas of his contemporaries.

Achille Lauro’s art is music and vision at the same time: this is confirmed by the essays of the fashion historian Matteo Guarnaccia, the stylist Nick Cerioni, del music manager Angelo Calculli and the social media manager Francesca Limardo, which integrate the contents of the book.


The release was preceded, on 22 September, by a launch initiative.

The special event “Achille Idol is present. Photo Book experience” it took place at MUDEC in Milan and was divided into three main moments: live performance and firmcopie; a talk (live streaming on and on the Facebook page of “Il Sole 24 ORE”) during which Achille Lauro he met with creative experts on the process generating his performances over the last three years; the exhibition of the artist’s Gucci designer clothes and other curiosities that will remain in the installation at the Mudec until 10 October 2021.

Achille Lauro The photographic book – TECHNICAL SHEET

The work is available only on request by contacting the publisher directly at [email protected] It is, in fact, a special limited edition of 115 numbered copies signed by the artist.

“A one-of-a-kind book-object which, through the originality of the graphics, the spectacular lenticular cover and the use of a font expressly designed and created for Achille Lauro, perfectly expresses the identity of a multi-faceted artist: experimenter , lord of all excesses, a lover of the extraordinary and the bizarre ”.

Title: Achille Lauro

Publisher: 24 ORE Cultura

Format: hardcover, lenticular cover 26.5 x 34.5 cm

Pages: 280 pp. with 192 illustrated pages

Price: € 79.00

ISBN: 978-88-6648-547-6

Bilingual Italian-English

On sale in bookstores and online

Price: € 250.00

Cover photo by Luca D’Amelio