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Pirelli calendar

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From 1964 to 1974 and from 1984 to the present, the Italian tire company Pirelli has sent to a select group its yearly calendar of models and actresses and others shot by photographers such as Robert Freeman. This is from April 1964. (Robert Freeman)
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Harri Peccinotti shot this for the January 1968 page in Djerba, Tunisia. Every few years, art-book publisher Rizzoli compiles the calendars into ever-bigger volumes. The latest edition, “The Complete Pirelli Calendars,” weighs 10 1/2 pounds and retails for $85. (Harri Peccinotti)
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Harri Peccinotti shot this in Big Sur, Calif., for the 1969 edition. The Pirelli calendar, initially conceived as a commercial venture, has “become much more of an artistic endeavor,” says photographer Peter Lindbergh. (Harri Peccinotti)
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Brian Duffy shot this for November 1973 in London. Italian critic Edmondo Berselli, who contributed an essay to the latest collection of the Pirelli calendar, says the calendar can be read as “the behavioral paradigm of our times: liberty, subjectivism, relativism, tolerance.” (Brian Duffy)
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Jane Arwood was photographed by Bert Stern for February 1986 in the Cotwolds, England. “Making is more interesting and more intriguing than the result,” said photographer Peter Lindbergh. (Bert Stern)
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Ines Sastre of Spain, photographed by Richard Avedon in New York, graced April 1997. Other Avedon calendar subjects included Naomi Campbell and Nadja Auermann. (Richard Avedon)
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Bruce Weber shot this for the 2003 calendar in Palazzo Belmonte, Castellabate, South Amalfi coast. (Bruce Weber)
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Nick Knight used vibrant colors to evoke fantasy in this shot with model Natalia Vodianova for the first month of the 2004 calendar. (Nick Knight)
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