Horst P. Horst

HORST P. HORST

Il nome di HORST P. HORST è sinonimo di eleganza senza tempo, di sofisticatezza sensuale. Artista di punta del magazine Vogue per ben sei decenni, è stato una figura di calibro internazionale, capace di restituire una narrazione degli intrecciati mondi dell’arte, del design, della performance.

Maestro di luce, composizione ed illusione atmosferica, Horst P. Horst si è formato al fianco di Irving Penn e Richard Avedon come uno dei più eminenti fotografi di moda e ritrattisti del XX secolo. Figura internazionale, ha lavorato prevalentemente a Parigi e New York. Nato in Germania, è diventato cittadino americano nel 1943 cambiando il suo cognome da Bormann a Horst. La sua straordinaria gamma di lavori al di fuori dello studio fotografico trasmette una curiosità visiva ed inarrestabile nonché un desiderio perenne di nuove sfide. L’enorme collezione di stampe, disegni, quaderni, album e lettere che Horst ha accuratamente conservato per tutta la vita, insieme a migliaia di stampe negli archivi di Condé Nast, testimoniano il suo talento virtuoso.

Le sue immagini rivelano la straordinaria portata della sua carriera, comprendendo eleganti nudi, scatti di moda, ritratti di celebrità e studi per nature morte. La sua influenza è stata enorme: è a lui che ogni generazione successiva di fotografi ha guardato per trarne ispirazione.

 

FASHION IN COLOUR

Muriel Maxwell

American Vogue Cover

Muriel Maxwell – Ensemble by Sally Victor, Bag by Paul Flato, Sunglasses by Lugene

American Vogue cover, 1 July 1939
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 130 x 160 ca. / inches 51 x 63 ca.

American Vogue Cover

15 May 1941
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 130 x 160 ca. / inches 51 x 63 ca.

Lisa Fonssagrives

Jean Patchett

Lisa Fonssagrives

American Vogue cover, 1 July 1940
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Jean Patchett, bathing suit by Brigance

1951
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Dress by Jean Dessès

Helen Bennet, Muriel Maxwell and Bettina Bolegard

Dress by Jean Dessès

1952
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Helen Bennet, Muriel Maxwell and Bettina Bolegard

American Vogue cover, 1 November 1939
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Jewellery by Cartier

Helen Bennet – Ensemble by Bergdorf Goodman, Jewellery by Olga Tritt

1939
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Jewellery by Cartier

American Vogue cover, 15 June 1942
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Susanne Shaw

Muriel Maxwell

Susanne Shaw

1943
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Muriel Maxwell, hat by Lilly Daché, jewellery by Trabert adn Hoeffer – Mauboussin

1940
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley

Dress by Mollie Parnis

Barbara “Babe” Cushing Mortimer Paley, dress by Traina – Norell

1946
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Dress by Mollie Parnis, background by Marcel Vertès

1953
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Lisa Fonssagrives, dress by Pierre Balmain

Suit and headdress by Schiapparelli

Lisa Fonssagrives, dress by Pierre Balmain, background by Marcel Vertès

1953
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Suit and headdress by Schiapparelli

1947
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Ilka Chase

Loretta Young

Ilka Chase, Conductor of CBS radio program “Penthouse Party”

october 1941
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Loretta Young

New York, 1941
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Vogue September 1940

Vogue

September 1940
archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta paper
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

BLACK AND WHITE WORKS

Chanel Beauty Contact Sheet

1987
archival pigment print
cm 160 x 202.5 ca. / inches 63 x 80 ca.

Yasmin Le Bon in Chanel, Vogue UK, Contact Sheet

1986
archival pigment print
cm 154.5 x 202.5 ca. / inches 59 x 80 ca.

Maria Callas

1952
archival pigment print
cm 80 x 80 ca. / inches 31 x 31 ca.

Mainbocher Corset

Carmen Face Massage

Mainbocher Corset

Paris, 1939
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Carmen Face Massage

New York, 1946
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Round the Clock I

Round the clock_variante_1

Round the clock I

New York, 1943
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 50.5 x 61.5 ca. / inches 20 x 24 ca.

Round the clock I (variant)

New York, 1987
gelatin silver print
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Round the clock_variante_2

Round the clock_variante_3

Round the clock I (variant)

New York, 1987
gelatin silver print
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Round the clock I (variant)

New York, 1987
gelatin silver print
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Round the clock_variante_4

Round the clock I (variant)

New York, 1987
gelatin silver print
cm 80 x 105 ca. / inches 31 x 41 ca.

Lisa with turban

New York, 1940
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 36.8 x 29.1 ca. / inches 14 x 11 ca.

Classical Still Life

Dali Costumes

Classical Still Life

Paris, 1937
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Dali Costumes

Paris, 1939
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Houdon Still Life

Lisa with harp

Houdon Still Life

1937
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Lisa with harp

New York, 1938
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 40.5 x 50.5 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.

Bette Davis

 

Still Life. pearl earrings, bracelets

 

Bette Davis

New York, 1938
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 20.8 x 26.8 ca. / inches 8 x 10 ca.

 

 

Still life with pearl bracelets and earrings

1939-1940
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 19.5 x 24.5 ca. / inches 7 x 9 ca.

 

 

Alix

Muriel Maxwell

Alix (Black Satin Dress)

1940
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 19.5 x 24.5 ca. / inches 7 x 9 ca.

Muriel Maxwell

New York, 1940
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 27.6 x 35.4 ca. / inches 11 x 14 ca.

Marlene Dietrich

Mrs. George Whitney

Marlene Dietrich

New York, 1942
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 20 x 25 ca. / inches 8 x 10 ca.

Mrs. George Whitney

New York, 1946
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 27.9 x 27.3 ca. / inches 11 x 10.8 ca.

Rita Hayworth

1948
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 24.1 x 19.4 ca. / inches 9.5 x 7.7 ca.

Lucien Lelong “Harlequin”

1935
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 24.1 x 17.8 ca. / inches 9.5 x 7.5 ca.

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