In collaboration with:
and the Horst P. Horst Estate
is pleased to announce its exhibition:
Horst at home and abroad
Cy Twombly. Rome 1966
A curated review of images, interiors and portraits form the portfolios "Cy Twombly I,II,III and IV"
FORM AND BODY
"Living With Art"
Featuring works by:
Natasha Zupan, Jill Peters, David Jay, Hunter & Gatti, Leo Matiz, Paul Meleschnig, and Abelardo Morell
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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.
He was renowned as a master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion. 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 was a classic black-and-white photographer who became a great color photographer, recording rooms as if you were actually inside them. The German-born lensman (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.
"Amongst the vast array of interiors and portraits done by Horst P. Horst during the Around That Time years, the most striking example of this oeuvre, is the brilliantly executed, Cy and Tatiana Twombly, Rome, 1966, portfolio. The images represent a coming together of photographer, subject and home that is uniquely brilliant."
-Ivan Shaw, Corporate Photography, Director, Condé Nast Editions.
Horst P. Horst portfolios: Marella Agnelli, Doris Duke,Yves Saint Laurent, Paloma Picasso, among others.
Was born in Georgia (USA), brought up in Europe, and studied art at Yale University. Talent is an intrinsic part of her DNA, thanks to her father – the prestigious international artist of Slovenian origin, Bruno Zupan – and her beautiful mother, Jane. Natasha lives in Valldemossa in a stone house, with an eclectically decorated interior, which she purchased from the Swarovski family. After numerous exhibitions in Boston, California, Milan, Stockholm and New York – attracting celebrities like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Claudia Schiffer – the artist has been featured in the Italian ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine and acted as muse for the famous fashion label Larusmiani, as well as being commissioned by Mattel to produce a painting about Barbie, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Born in Miami and trained in NYC. Peters worked with prestigious photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, and shot editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, LIFE, Interview, Details, George, Vanity Fair and many more publications.
Upon returning to live in Miami Beach in 2012, Peters happened to revisit the Miami Marine Stadium, a landmark she had frequented as a child, Long abandoned. Jill Peters finds her inspiration in the quickly changing architectural landmarks of her youth, like the demolished Miami Herald building, an abandoned roller coaster or a neglected go-cart track. Shooting mostly from air, which allows her to find a new level of intrinsic beauty to otherwise overlooked structures, Peters has gone on to capture and document man’s wider imprint on nature. Whether it’s the graphic symmetry of urban architecture or the abstract choreography of the forms and hues of nature itself. Within this body of work, one can marvel at the worn wreckage of the past or the fragile resources of the present.
David Jay was born in Oakland, CA and has spent most of his life between Australia, California and New York City. A fashion photographer for much of his career, his work has been featured in international editions of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Style, Shape and countless others.
David Jay’s work has been exhibited and acquired by galleries and institutions around the world, including The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), Museum of Contemporary Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Museum of Fine Art (Houston, TX), and the Library of Congress. In 2015, Jay was awarded the Lucie Award for Photographer of the Year for his series The Unknown Soldier.
HUNTER & GATTI
Is a creative duo, based in New York with office in Barcelona too and formed by Cristian Hunter and Martin Gatti. They have known each other for more than a decade working together as art directors for some of the most prestigious advertising agencies. After creating their own advertising agency dedicated exclusively to the fashion industry, they decided to give the jump to the world of photography, managing to consolidate a new step in their career by working with companies such as Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, Massimo Dutti, Carolina Herrera and others.
For the second volume of our Gods & Goddesses special, Hunter & Gatti decided to explore the multiple facets of inspiration and to pay tribute to the ancient Greek conception of the Muses, the anthropomorphic goddesses that represented the immensity of the omnipotent divine knowledge and had the power to induce creativity and trigger the imagination of the artist, the writer or the scientist. A recent image from their photo shoot at the iconic residence of James Goldstein for our Goldstein issue, depicting the otherworldly beauty of Leanna Decker seconds before being elegantly devoured by a bunch of beauty-addicted vampires, served as their main inspiration.
Leanna’s naked body stood as a metaphor for the artistic process, which sometimes devours the artist in the same way an animal devours its victim, representing at the same time the ever-inspiring feminine figure that has always been a major theme in so many artistic creations. Hunter & Gatti descontextualized the original photo, exploring how it could be transformed into something completely different, yet visually stimulating and concise. In order to achieve their goal, they experimented with different media on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, blending digital printing, painting and different wax applications to convert their Muse into a fountain of endless inspiration.