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The Art Design Project in collaboration with Leica Gallery, Istanbul is pleased to announce the exhibition:




09 SEP 2018 – 24 DEC 2018

The Horst P. Horst Estate and The Art Design Project, in collaboration with The LEICA Gallery, are pleased to present for the first time in Turkey, the work of Horst. P. Horst, the so-called  Master of Light. A curated selection of the most well-known vintage black and white prints, with later, limited edition color prints selected from the “Around That Time” portfolios, including images of 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. 

For the first time in the world, the Horst Estate will present at the Leica Gallery  "original negatives images" from the Turkey travel story that Vogue commissioned as well as the color photographs from the Topkapı Palace taken by Horst while he was traveling in Turkey.

Leica Gallery Istanbul will also present a selection of Vogue covers taken by Horst P. Horst while Vogue’s art director was the Turkish designer Dr. Mehemmed Fehmy Agha. (1896-1978) – the pioneer of modern American publishing. Mehemmed Fehmy Agha defined the role of art director in a magazine with his experimentation in page designs in Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden. 

Besides these exceptional and unique prints, Leica Gallery Istanbul 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 titled “Around That Time”. All of them are 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 20th century’s leading photographers. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden magazines. 

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