Arthur Elgort | Kate Moss on the Elephant, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss on the Elephant, British Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
60 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on artist's label on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Patti, Lisa, and Beverly at Breakfast
Arthur Elgort
Patti, Lisa, and Beverly at Breakfast
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1976, printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Christy Turlington, New Orleans, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Christy Turlington, New Orleans, British Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, printed 2012
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 7/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1991, printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 7/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Stephanie Seymour, New York
Arthur Elgort
Stephanie Seymour, New York
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, printed 2012
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Nadja crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Nadja Crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Haylynn and Lida in Ferre, Chateau Thoricourt, Belgium, British
Arthur Elgort
Haylynn and Lida in Ferre, Chateau Thoricourt, Belgium, British Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, Printed 2012
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/25 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, printed 2012
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed 2012
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, Printed later
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993, Printed later
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) on artist's label on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Jeny Howorth, Rome, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Jeny Howorth, Rome, Italian Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Street Ladder, Paris
Arthur Elgort
Street Ladder, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
20 x 16 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Hide and Seek, Paris
Arthur Elgort
Hide and Seek, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1972, Printed 2012
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Iman in YSL, Vanity Fair
Arthur Elgort
Iman in YSL, Vanity Fair
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1986, printed 2012
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - The Rolling Stones
Arthur Elgort
The Rolling Stones
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981, Printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - The Rolling Stones
Arthur Elgort
The Rolling Stones
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981, Printed 2012
24 x 20 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Patti, Lisa, and Beverly at Breakfast - TB
Arthur Elgort - Christy Turlington, New Orleans, British Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Stephanie Seymour, New York - TB
Arthur Elgort - Nadja crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Haylynn and Lida in Ferre - TB
Arthur Elgort - Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Jeny Howorth, Rome, Italian Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Street Ladder, Paris - TB
Arthur Elgort - Hide and Seek, Paris - TB
Arthur Elgort - The Rolling Stones - TB
Arthur Elgort - The Rolling Stones - TB

Arthur Elgort has a stylistic freedom that allows the spontaneous energy and joy of the moment to be expressed through an image. His photographs have the unforced look of a personal snapshot while they are simultaneously iconic chronicles of the culture of our time. As one of the first photographers to show models in a more natural state (they often wore little makeup and posed in outdoor settings), Mr. Elgort captured now-famous images of supermodels such as Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell for magazines and fashion campaigns.

Elgort was born and raised in New York City. Originally he was a painter, but that proved too lonely an art for him because Elgort thrived on human interaction. Turning to photography, his first images were of ballet dancers and their fluid elegance has informed much of Elgort’s improvisatory and active approach ever since. In 1971 he first achieved notoriety when his pictures of a model playing with a dog ran in British Vogue, lending a new dynamic to fashion photography. Elgort found a way to break free from the reigning tradition of the day. Setting his models away from the static and classically composed, he allowed them more space to move sending them into motion. The resulting pictures had buoyancy, lightness, and naturalism. In order to achieve this, Elgort often utilized his technique of “moving with the model” during a photo shoot, creating a type of dance shared between the artist and subject while he continually talked and clicked the shutter resulting in a vibrant aesthetic in his images. "He just sort of keeps talking and shooting, and eventually the models' defenses break down and they're just quite happy to leap over a wall," says his longtime friend and collaborator, the Vogue editor, Grace Coddington.

Highly aware of a personal language of gesture, Elgort was attentive to the spontaneous action or movement of limbs that resulted in an exceptional image filled with life. He often incorporated humorous aspects filled with warmth and humanity, ultimately setting his fashion work apart by being disarmingly natural images creating joy through their charisma. He has worked at Vogue for over 40 years, producing iconic images of such models as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer. His pictures have appeared in Rolling Stone, Glamour, and GQ, and are found in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Elgort continues to produce his inspiring work while living with his family in New York.

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