Albert Watson - Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (# 3/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Kate Moss, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss, Marrakech
Chromogenic print from polaroid negative face mounted to acrylic (Diasec)
1993, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and AP (from an edition of 7) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson- Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Albert Watson
Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered ( edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Christy Turlington, Luxor, Egypt
Albert Watson
Christy Turlington, Luxor, Egypt
Archival Pigment Photograph
1987, Printed 2012
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 25) on verso.

Albert Watson | Kate Moss in Hat, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss in Hat, Marrakech
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Charlotte in Prada Blouse, Milan, Italy
Albert Watson
Charlotte in Prada Blouse, Milan, Italy
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2008
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Lisa Kaufman, Paris
Albert Watson
Lisa Kaufman, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, Printed Later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Gabrielle Reece, Paris
Albert Watson
Gabrielle Reece, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
24 x 18 3/4 inches; paper 30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Ines dela Fressange - Chanel
Albert Watson
Ines dela Fressange - Chanel
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, printed later
47 x 37 inches, 56 x 42 inches paper

Signed, titled, dated and editioned (/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie Weiner, Paris
Albert Watson
Leslie Weiner, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned out of 25 on verso.

Albert Watson - Cecilia Chancellor, London
Albert Watson
Cecilia Chancellor, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1984, Printed 2008
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Charlotte, New Mexico
Albert Watson
Charlotte, New Mexico
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, Printed 2009
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Gisella, Paris
Albert Watson
Gisella, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2012
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson | Charlotte (Hat), New Mexico
Albert Watson
Charlotte (Hat), New Mexico
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson- Keith Richards, New York City
Albert Watson
Keith Richards, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on mount verso.

Albert Watson - Mick Jagger in Car with Leopard, Los Angeles
Albert Watson
Mick Jagger in Car with Leopard, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph
1992, Printed Later
42 x 56 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned out of 10 on verso.

Albert Watson - Michael Jackson
Albert Watson
Michael Jackson
Archival Pigment Photograph
56 x 38 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned (7/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - N'Di Moise, Kouaba, Togo
Albert Watson
N'Di Moise, Kouaba, Togo
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011, printed later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 25) on verso.

Albert Watson - Goula Hawa, Pèhunco, Benin
Albert Watson
Goula Hawa, Pèhunco, Benin
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Le Salon de la Famille Yaya, Djougou, Benin
Albert Watson
Le Salon de la Famille Yaya, Djougou, Benin
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on mount verso.

Albert Watson - Porte de la Maison Codo Toafodé, Quartier Zobeto, Ouidah, Benin
Albert Watson
Porte de la Maison Codo Toafodé, Quartier Zobeto, Ouidah, Benin
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on mount verso.

Albert Watson - Porte en Boit Scupté, Benin
Albert Watson
Porte en Boit Scupté, Place Chacha, Ouidah, Benin
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on mount verso.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Albert studied graphic design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, and film and television at the Royal College of Art in London. Though blind in one eye since birth, Albert studied photography as part of his curriculum. In 1970, he moved to the United States with his wife, Elizabeth, who got a job as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, where Albert began shooting photos, mostly as a hobby. Later that year, Albert was introduced to an art director at Max Factor, who offered him his first session, from which the company bought two shots. Albert’s distinctive style eventually caught the attention of American and European fashion magazines such as Mademoiselle, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar, and he began commuting between Los Angeles and New York. In 1976, Albert landed his first job for Vogue, and his move to New York in the same year shifted his career into high gear. Despite the enormous stress from all of his commissioned assignments, Albert devotes much of his time to extensive personal projects, and he has published three books, “Cyclops” (1994) and “Maroc” (1998), and “Shot in Vegas” (2007). In addition, many catalogs of Albert’s photographs have been published in conjunction with museum and gallery shows around the world. The archives at his studio in Manhattan’s West Village are filled with millions of images and negatives, on which world-famous magazines and companies can be read.

At first glance Albert Watson’s landscapes, interiors and portraits take the viewer by surprise with their soft, filtered range of colors. But even in his new creations, Albert stays true to himself. The photographs create an aura that takes the viewer into the image but simultaneously demands a reverent distance. Albert’s visual language follows his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality. With their brilliance, urgency, even grandeur, his photographs stand out so clearly against the world of today’s images. His way of lighting subjects, especially the fetish objects and portraits, creates a nearly meditative atmosphere in the photographs. Albert Watson is an artist who greatly enriches our perception with his unique photographic view. Though the wide variety of his images reflects an effortless versatility, they are nevertheless identifiable as Albert Watson photographs by their sheer power and technical virtuosity whether it’s a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix or a close-up of King Tutankhamen’s glove. This single-minded commitment to perfection has made Albert one of the world’s most sought-after photographers.

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