Irina Ionesco
1946, Constanta, Romania

Short biography
Irina spent her childhood years in Romania before she moved to Paris. In 1974 she exhibited some of her work at the Nikon Gallery in Paris and attracted lots of attention. She was soon published in numerous magazines, books, and featured at galleries across the globe.

Irina Ionesco is perhaps most famous for her photographs showcasing her young daughter, Eva. The nudes she created with Eva stirred major controversy, as many were shot showcasing the young girl in artsy, erotic situations similar to the work she did with her other, much older subjects. A major part of Irina’s work features lavishly dressed women, decked out in jewels, gloves, and other finery, but also adorning themselves with symbolic pieces such as chokers and other fetishistic props, posing provocatively, offering themselves partially disrobed as objects of sexual possession.

Recent exhibitions
Camera16 contemporary art Milano, Parco Museum of art and beyond Tokyo.

Top auction result
$ 2.723

Average auction results
$ 600 - $ 1.400

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