The Art Design Project in collaboration with The Forbes Galleries, New York City is pleased to announce the exhibition:
HORST P. HORST
18 JAN 2008 – 15 MARCH 2008
Horst was in my opinion one of the great photographers of his time. He was a perfectionist in every sense of the word. There is nothing accidental in his work- every line, every shadow, and every movement enhances what he finds in front of his camera, and the results, seen on these pages, speak handsomely for the success of his approach. His ethos of simplicity and the way in which he constructed his images- as a form of photographic sculpture - has always been inspirational to me. But most of all, everything about Horst resonates with true style, and that to my mind is irresistible.
Tom Ford November 2006
Forbes is pleased to host Horst Platinum, an exhibition dedicated to the work of photographer Horst P. Horst. The work on view was carefully selected from the prestigious Horst Estate and spans Horst's career from Paris in the 1930s to New York in the 1980s. Interestingly, my grandfather. Malcolm S. Forbes was photographed on more than one occasion by Horst, so it is particularly fitting to have this exhibition here at The Forbes Galleries. MSF, as he was affectionately known. and Horst both shared a passion for life, a great sense of style, and business savvy.
Forbes has a long tradition of collecting photography and mounting exhibitions devoted to this medium. My father, Robert Forbes, was instrumental in forming the magazine's photography collection, purchasing many seminal prints by such greats as Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton and Edward Steichen. Horst Platinum fits perfectly with our initiative at the galleries partnering with ForbesLife to show chic and fashionable exhibitions that illustrate the Forbes philosophy of working hard and playing hard in equal measure. Horst's work epitomizes the very essence of our lifestyle magazine capturing how life should be lived to the fullest. Because as my grandfather noted:
Life is all too soon over and out.