Frank Horvat - Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Frank Horvat
Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, printed 2014
33 x 46 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/12 in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Givenchy Hat B, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Frank Horvat
Givenchy Hat B, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Archival Lambda Photograph
1958, printed 2014
23 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Signed, titled and dated verso. Signed and numbered (edition of 12) on recto.

Frank Horvat - Givenchy Hat C, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Frank Horvat
Givenchy Hat C, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Archival Lambda Photograph
1958, Printed 2014
23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Signed and # 7/12 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Metro Exit - Monique Dutto, Jours de France, Paris
Frank Horvat
Metro Exit - Monique Dutto, Jours de France, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1959, printed later
33 x 46 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Pour Harper’s Bazaar, Haute Couture Avec Deborah Dixon
Frank Horvat
Pour Harper’s Bazaar, Haute Couture Avec Deborah Dixon (Spaghetti Girl, Rome)
Archival Lambda Photograph
1968, printed 2015
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Signed, titled and dated verso. Signed and edition # 5/12 on recto.
Frank Horvat - Jardin des Modes, Le Chien qui Fume
Frank Horvat
Jardin des Modes, Le Chien qui Fume
Archival Lambda Photograph
1957, printed 2015
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Editioned 5/12 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, medium on verso.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Rome (With "Il Giorno")
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Rome (With "Il Giorno")
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed Later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.
Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Paris Collection (Carol Lobravico, in profile)
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Paris Collection (Carol Lobravico, in profile)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962
15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated, artist stamp and various notations on print verso. "Model Iris Bianchi with designer Carol Lobravico". Printed by Jules Steinmetz in 1962.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar Collection, Iris Bianchi at Crazy Horse
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar Collection, Iris Bianchi at Crazy Horse, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, printed later
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches

Signed and # 14/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - For Stern, Shoe and Eiffel Tower (A), Paris
Frank Horvat
For Stern, Shoe and Eiffel Tower (A), Paris
Archival Lambda Photograph
1974, printed 2014
23 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Editioned 3/12 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, medium on verso.

Frank Horvat - Paris, Stern
Frank Horvat
Paris, Stern
Archival Pigment Photograph
1974, Printed Later
16 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Frank Horvat - For L'Officiel, D (Evening Dress)
Frank Horvat
For L'Officiel, D (Evening Dress)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1987, Printed Later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.
Frank Horvat - British Vogue, Model With Horses in Studio
Frank Horvat
British Vogue, Model With Horses in Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1959, Printed 2010
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Monique and Michel, Jardin des Modes
Frank Horvat
Monique and Michel, Jardin des Modes
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, Printed 2010
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Lingerie Ad for Chantelle
Frank Horvat
Lingerie Ad for Chantelle
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, Printed 2010
23 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Elégance, With Judy Dent, B
Frank Horvat
Elégance, With Judy Dent, B
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, Printed Later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Coco Chanel Watching Her Show, Paris
Frank Horvat
Coco Chanel Watching Her Show, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, printed in 2006
23 1/4 x 17 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Paris Couple (Quai du Louvre)
Frank Horvat
Paris Couple (Quai du Louvre)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 13/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - British Vogue A, Simone Daillancourt in Window
Frank Horvat
British Vogue A, Simone Daillancourt in Window
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 6/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - British Vogue A, 2 Models Judy Dent and Margaret
Frank Horvat
British Vogue A, 2 Models Judy Dent and Margaret
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 6/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Firenze (My First Fashion Photo)
Frank Horvat
Firenze (My First Fashion Photo)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 7/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections H (Debora Dixon in Profile)
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections H (Debora Dixon in Profile)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 6/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections O (Debora Dixon in Trattoria)
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections O (Debora Dixon in Trattoria)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed c. 2007
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 6/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Sphyinx I (Yvette and Mirror), Paris
Frank Horvat
Sphyinx I (Yvette and Mirror), Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Print made 2004
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 11/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Dancing Couple, London
Frank Horvat
Dancing Couple, London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 12/30 on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Underwear in Shop Window, Paris
Frank Horvat
Underwear in Shop Window, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 2/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Warsaw Couple
Frank Horvat
Warsaw Couple
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 12/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Dancing Couple, Rio
Frank Horvat
Dancing Couple, Rio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 10/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Models Tan Simone in Subway, Paris
Frank Horvat
Models Tan & Simone in Subway, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1958, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 4/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Plastic Lovers, Los Angeles
Frank Horvat
Plastic Lovers, Los Angeles
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 2/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - British Vogue, H (2 Models Front & Back)
Frank Horvat
British Vogue, H (2 Models Front & Back)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1960, Printed Later
47 1/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/9 on mount verso.

Frank Horvat - New York, Harper's Bazaar
Frank Horvat
New York, Harper's Bazaar
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and # 2/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Rome Fashion Harper's Bazaar with Fellini
Frank Horvat
Rome Fashion Harper's Bazaar with Fellini
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 47 1/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on mount verso.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Paris (Carol Lobravico)
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Paris (Carol Lobravico)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and # 4/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Gare Saint Lazare, Paris
Frank Horvat
Gare Saint Lazare, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1959, Printed Later
46 3/4 X 33 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/12 in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat is an internationally renowned fashion photographer, who has recently celebrated fifty years experience in the field. Throughout these years he has not only embraced fashion photography, but also been unafraid to experiment and adapt to new technologies, transcending the confines of photographic borders. His photography is diverse and considerably more complex than a cursory glance could reveal. He is perhaps best known for his spontaneity, trust and empathy, qualities that express themselves in his sophisticated photographs.

Frank Horvat was born in Italy in 1928. He first started photographing at age fifteen with a 35 mm Retinamat camera, and moved to Milan to study art in 1947. By 1950 he was doing freelance work for Italian fashion magazines; Epoca published his first photographic essay in 1951. Horvat was one of the first artists to apply the 35mm film camera and reportage techniques to fashion art photography. He created a new and more realistic style that revolutionized the development of fashion-based photography in England, France, and the United States. He stylistically combined realism and artifice, movement, and inventive locations, which won him immediate success as a French fashion photographer. His photographs have appeared in leading European and American magazines including Life, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Jardin des Modes from 1951-61.

Horvat initially worked for the American picture agency, Magnum, but since he “posed” his subjects he left for Realities and Black Star. He moved to Paris three years later and currently divides his time between the city and the south of France. Horvat’s work with French fashion photography has been exhibited around the world and can be found in the permanent collections of numerous prestigious museums including Bibliothèque Nationale, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Kunst-bibliothek, Museum of Modern Art, and the George Eastman House, and numerous other collections.

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