Horst with Model: Beachwear by Chanel
George Hoyningen-Huene
Horst with Model: Beachwear by Chanel
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1933, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Decorative Fashion (Giacometti Vase - J.M. Frank Table)
George Hoyningen-Huene
Decorative Fashion (Giacometti Vase - J.M. Frank Table)
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
Late 1930's, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Fashion by Lanvin, Salmond and Boccier
George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashion by Lanvin, Salmond and Boccier
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1934, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Mainbocher Dress, Cartier Jewels
George Hoyningen-Huene
Mainbocher Dress, Cartier Jewels
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1935, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Tao-Tai Beach Fashion, French Riviera
George Hoyningen-Huene
Tao-Tai Beach Fashion, French Riviera
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1931, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Fashion by Lelong, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashion by Lelong, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1934, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Carnegie Evening Wear
George Hoyningen-Huene
Carnegie Evening Wear
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1935, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Scarf and Gloves by Chanel, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Scarf and Gloves by Chanel, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1934, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Fashion by Paquin, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashion by Paquin, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1934, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Fashion by Augusta Bernard & Mainbocher, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashion by Augusta Bernard & Mainbocher, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1933, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Augusta Bernard Dress
George Hoyningen-Huene
Augusta Bernard Dress
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1933, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Lanvin Fashion
George Hoyningen-Huene
Lanvin Fashion
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1933, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Reflection...Eye View of the Mode
George Hoyningen-Huene
Reflection...Eye View of the Mode
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1930, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Mainbocher, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Mainbocher, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1933, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Muslims for a Night, Costume Ball, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Muslims for a Night, Costume Ball, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1929, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Fashion by Patou
George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashion by Patou
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1931, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Swimwear by Izod (Divers) - Platinum Photograph on Silk
George Hoyningen-Huene
Swimwear by Izod (Divers) - Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
1930, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed in pencil on verso.

In the Paris of the 1920s and 1930s Huene became the archetypal urbane sophisticate of fashion photographers. Working for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar he made stylish location and studio portraits of artists, film stars, authors, models, and upper crust society. His celebrity studies, noted for their use of shadows, blended the artist and person to define glamour portraits. Influenced by Baron de Meyer, Man Ray, and Edward Steichen, Huene was a master of lighting whose compositions commingled Hellenic and surrealistic motifs, which set a paradigm of classical elegance in a genre later expanded by Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.

Huene was born in St. Petersburg, Russia at the turn of the 20th century. His father was Russian and his mother was American. The family was of Russian aristocracy and Huene was educated in art, literature, and culture. At the start of the revolution they fled the country. In the early 1920s Huene moved to Paris and began his fashion photography career. He was instrumental in developing the iconography of classic compositions for fashion photography. By 1925 he was the head fashion photographer at Vogue, and then at Harpar's Bazaar after moving to the United States in 1935. He was the mentor and inspiration of photographer Horst P. Horst, who is a frequent model in Huene's photographs.

Huene was instrumental in producing some of the most elegant images of the "age of glamour." To add to his photograph collection, Huene traveled around the globe and took travel photography of his voyages. In 1946 he moved to Hollywood, California, where he taught at the Art Center School. He went on to work with the filmmaker George Cukor until his premature death in September of 1968. Horst P. Horst inherited the archives of Huene and supervised the printing out of his ouevre after Huene's demise. He has had many important retrospective exhibitions and continues to be thought of as a legend in his time.

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