The Art Design Project in collaboration with HG art Gallery, Barcelona is pleased to announce the exhibition:
HORST P. HORST : Portraits & Interiors
Yves Saint Laurent
Around That Time Portfolios
November 01, 2017 - October 02, 2018
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"I like taking photographs because I like life. And I like photographing people best of all because most of all I love humanity”.
- Horst P. Horst
HG Art Gallery is pleased to present a major exhibition of photographs by Horst P. Horst, curated by Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque of The Art Design Project in collaboration with Hunter & Gatti. “Horst P. Horst. Interiors and Portraits" is a carefully curated composition of a selection of limited edition prints from the Horst P. Horst portfolios with images of the exquisite interiors of residences and portraits of the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Cy Twombly, Paloma Picasso, Marella Agnelli, Emilio Pucci, Elsa Peretti and Diane von Furstenberg among others.
Besides these exceptional unique prints, HG art Gallery introduces the limited-edition portfolios created by The Horst P. Horst Estate and Art+ Vision LLC with Yves Saint Laurent, Cy Twombly, Paloma Picasso and one called Around That time. All of them with a curated selection of archival pigment prints in an embossed portfolio box in a limited edition of 10.
Horst P. Horst is ranked alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the last century’s leading photographers. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden magazines.
About the artist:
Horst was a classic black-and-white photographer who became a great color photographer renowned as a master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion. The German-born photographer (who died in 1999) often positioned his camera from unusual vantage points, such as a homeowner’s favored armchair to conjure an atmosphere of uncommon intimacy.
In the early 1930s, Horst moved to Paris – the center of the creative avant-garde – and befriended designers and creative people like Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Salvador Dali.
Horst’s career spanned the opulence of Parisian pre-war haute couture and the rise of ready-to-wear fashions in post-war America. Not confined to fashion, Horst excelled in portraiture, nude studies, interiors and still life photography drawing from an extended range of sources from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to surrealist discourse.
“Horst’s fashion work was so mannered, but his insides have a spontaneous quality that’s almost impressive giving the most vivid, alluring, and potent sense of what that room was like.”
- Hamish Bowles. From the book Around That Time published by Abrams, NY