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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 - 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 | 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Brian Duffy - Models in Hanover Sq, London
Brian Duffy
Models in Hanover Sq., London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 4/25 (12) on verso.

Brian Duffy - E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Brian Duffy
E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 14/50 (20) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Newspaper Stand, Florence
Brian Duffy
Newspaper Stand, Florence
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 14/50 (25) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Brian Duffy
Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 17/50 (26) on verso.

Horst P. Horst - Odalisque I
Horst P. Horst
Odalisque I
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
1943, Print made early 1990's
8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Horst P. Horst - Dali Costumes
Horst P. Horst
Dali Costumes, Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
1939, Print made early 1990's
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Horst P. Horst - Mainbocher Corset (tight)
Horst P. Horst
Mainbocher Corset (tight) - Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
Executed in 1939, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Horst P. Horst - Dress By Hattie Carnegie
Horst P. Horst
Dress By Hattie Carnegie
Archival Pigment Photograph
1939
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 3/10.

Horst P. Horst - Suit And Headdress By Schiaparelli
Horst P. Horst
Suit And Headdress By Schiaparelli
Archival Pigment Photograph
1947
53 x 40 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Editioned 4/10.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa Fonssagrives -Penn, Vogue Published June 1, 1940
Horst P. Horst
Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Vogue Published June 1, 1940
Archival Pigment Photograph
1940
41 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Editioned 2/15.

Horst P. Horst - Dress By Henri Bendel, Jewelry By Harry Winston
Horst P. Horst
Dress By Henri Bendel, Jewelry By Harry Winston
Archival Pigment Photograph
1948
41 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Editioned 3/15.

Horst P. Horst - Helen Bennet, Ensemble By Bergdorf Goodman
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett, Ensemble By Bergdorf Goodman, Jewelry By Olga Tritt
Archival Pigment Photograph
1939
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 1/10.

Horst P. Horst - Dress By Jean Desses
Horst P. Horst
Dress By Jean Desses
Archival Pigment Photograph
1952
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 1/10.

Horst P. Horst - Muriel Maxwell, Hat By Lilly Dache, Jewellery By Trabert
Horst P. Horst
Muriel Maxwell, Hat By Lilly Dache, Jewellery By Trabert And Hoeffer-Mauboussin
Archival Pigment Photograph
1940
65 3/4 x 50 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Editioned 1/5.

Cathleen Naundorf -La Fille en Platre IV, Paris Dior, Haute Couture 2007
Cathleen Naundorf
La Fille en Platre IV, Paris Dior, Haute Couture 2007
C-Type Color Photograph
2009
67 x 43 inches

Signed, titled, dated, editioned 1/10 on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - L'enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Couture Collect
Cathleen Naundorf
L'enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Couture Collection summer 2003
C-Type Color Photograph
2007
67 x 43 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, editioned 1/3 on verso.

Cathleen NaundorfL'Arche de Noe XXVIII, Paris Alexis Mabille, Haute Couture 2012
Cathleen Naundorf
L'Arche de Noe XXVIII, Paris Alexis Mabille, Haute Couture 2012
C-Type Color Photograph
2012
35 x 51 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition 2/10 and artist's copyright stamp labeled on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - L'arche de Noe XVII, Paris Dior - Philip Treacy Hat
Cathleen Naundorf
L'arche de Noe XVII, Paris Dior - Philip Treacy Hat, Haute Couture 2012
C-Type Color Photograph
2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition 7/10 and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - "The White Garden," Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Haute Couture
Cathleen Naundorf
"The White Garden," Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Haute Couture Collection Winter 2009
C-Type Color Photograph
2009
45 1/2 x 32 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition 4/10 and artist's copyright stamp labeled on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - An Ordinary Day, Valentino - Haute Couture, Summer 2008
Cathleen Naundorf
An Ordinary Day, Valentino - Haute Couture, Summer 2008
C-Type Color Photograph
2008
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition # 4/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf - L’arche de Noé XLV, Gaultier, Haute Couture, Summer 2015
Cathleen Naundorf
L’arche de Noé XLV, Gaultier, Haute Couture, Summer 2015
C-Type Color Photograph
2015
35 x 51 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition # 3/10 and artist's copyright stamp labeled on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - Mimi San, Dior by John Galliano, Haute Couture Collection su
Cathleen Naundorf
Mimi San, Dior by John Galliano, Haute Couture Collection summer 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, Printed 2011
51 x 35 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition # 1/5 and artist's copyright stamp on labels affixed on verso.

Cathleen Naundorf - Valentino en Rose, Valentino - Haute Couture, Winter 2007
Cathleen Naundorf
Valentino en Rose, Valentino - Haute Couture, Winter 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2007
71 1/2 x 56 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition 3/10 and artist's copyright stamp labeled on verso.

Albert Watson - Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, printed later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (# 5/25) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned (4/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
56 x 42 inches

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

Arthur Elgort - Jeny Howorth, Rome, Italian Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Haylynn and Lida in Ferre - TB
Arthur Elgort - Nadja crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue - TB

Fashionable Collaborations: Photographer as Director

11/18/17 – 12/16/17

Photographers have historically been instrumental in giving visual form for expressing and creating the allure of great fashion. Some of the most prominent names in the history of the medium have worked in collaboration with great designers, models and fashion houses to present often dreamlike narratives in which the viewers feel they are brought into an elevated world where culture, desire and refinement are idealized.

The photographers featured in this exhibition, “Fashionable Collaborations,” are Albert Watson, Brian Duffy, Arthur Elgort, Horst. P Horst, Frank Horvat, Jim Lee, Cathleen Naundorf, and Kimiko Yoshida. Each of these photographers have developed different strategies to construct extraordinary images that are both unique artistic statements as well as methods to showcase great fashion designs. More importantly, none of these photographers work in isolation – they are reliant on physical products that were produced for commerce by creative designers. How these photographers place their own unique imprint onto their collective bodies of work are always original and vary from artist to artist. This show acknowledges an ‘auteur’ theory of fashion photography in which all the photographers have made important contributions to the world of fashion photography.

Horst acts as the foundation photographer in this exhibition. He created quiet, elegant and refined statements that were produced in the studio with a studied controlled mastery of the large format camera, sheet film, complex lighting and long exposures.
Horvat, Lee, and Duffy were all innovative trailblazers in their own innovative ways. They reacted against the formulaic and more traditional methods of static picture making. They thrust their models into the unpredictable dynamics of everyday life. Often, the cameras used were 35 mm. Natural daylight and elliptical framing also became effective tools for making arresting images.

Naundorf and Watson have taken a consciously artistic approach to making fine art photographs. They often use the ‘artist as muse’ where the sitter is of significance and fascination. They have both made extensive use of interesting and original sets and objects. Watson sometimes creates stunning images in which the model is muse, and other times the designers are celebrated as artists and the clothing takes on a life and form of its own. Watson’s range as a photographer is very wide and his work is difficult to categorize. Naundorf often constructs an almost timeless nostalgia, centering around designer’s one-of-a-kind creations, where there is a ‘Proustian’ atmosphere surrounding the work.

Finally, Yoshida’s photographs always center around self-portraits. However, they are self-portraits where she loses her identity. Her work often uses clothing items, or semi-precious objects crossing divergent cultures and time in building references for an ever-shifting identity.

In “Fashionable Collaborations” photographs have been selected that are often constructed with art historical references. Even though these photographers never lose their individual voices or their creative search for effective and artistic image making, they fully acknowledge the collaborative process of finding inspiration and references from the larger world of culture and design.

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