Filipacchi in 1958
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Filipacchi wrote and worked as a photographer for Paris Match from its founding in 1949 by Jean Prouvost. While working at Paris Match and as a photographer for another of Prouvost's titles, Marie Claire—Filipacchi would later claim never to have enjoyed taking photographs, despite earning early notoriety as a "well-mannered paparazzo"—he promoted jazz concerts and ran a record label. In the early 1960s, at a time when jazz was not played on government-owned French radio stations, Filipacchi (a widely acknowledged jazz expert) and Frank Ténot hosted an immensely popular show on Europe 1 called Pour ceux qui aiment le jazz ("For those who love jazz").
In the 1960s, he presented a rock and roll radio show modeled after Dick Clark's American Bandstand called Salut les copains which launched the musical genre of yé-yé. The show's success led to his creation of a magazine of the same name, eventually renamed Salut!, which built a circulation of one million copies. Filipacchi played American and French rock music on this radio show beginning in the early 1960s. The show and Filipacchi himself played an important role in the formation of a 1960s youth culture in France.
Filipacchi acquired the venerable Cahiers du cinéma in 1964. Cahiers was in serious financial trouble and its owners convinced Filipacchi to buy a majority share in order to save it from ruin. Filipacchi hired a number of his own people and redesigned the journal to look more modern, zippy, and youth-appealing. After the revolutionary May 1968 events in France and the subsequent evolution of Cahiers into a more political forum under the influence of the Maoist director Jean-Luc Godard and others, Filipacchi wanted out of the magazine and sold his share in 1969.
He started more magazines and acquired many others, such as Paris Match in 1976. Some were for teenage girls (such as Mademoiselle Age Tendre) and others for men (such as Lui, which Filipacchi founded in 1963 along with Jacques Lanzmann, Newlook, and French editions of Playboy and Penthouse). In February 1979 Filipacchi bought the then-defunct Look. He hired Jann Wenner to run it in May 1979 but the revival was a failure and Filipacchi fired the entire staff in July 1979.
ARTnews has repeatedly listed Filipacchi among the world's top art collectors. Art from Filipacchi's collection formed part of the 1996 exhibit Private Passions at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His collection (along with that of his best friend, the record producer Nesuhi Ertegün) was exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York in 1999 in Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, the Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections - an event described by The New York Times as a "powerful exhibition", large enough to "pack the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from ceiling to lobby".
Although Filipacchi sued the Paris gallery which sold him a fake "Max Ernst" painting in 2006 for US$7 million, he called its notorious forger Wolfgang Beltracchi (freed on 9 January 2015 after serving three years in prison for his forgeries) a "genius" in a 2012 interview.
His father, Henri Filipacchi, who was born in Izmir, Turkey, descended from shipowners from Venice, hence the Italian family name. He is married to the fashion model Sondra Peterson. They have three children together; Mimi, Craig, and novelist Amanda Filipacchi.
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