The palazzo s “all but empty rooms, bare-windowed and pecked down”, wrote Valentin Lawford, created a “whole as beautiful in its nakedness as a tree in winter or a shell on a beach. The white of the walls, the general bareness of the rooms, highlighted each object and artifact. Horst always sought by means of the contrast of colors to emphasize each element and that these they supported each other and not competing among them. Natural lighting helps to make the colors of each element real when the photo is printed.
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“Printed later by the Horst Estate/ Courtesy: The Horst Estate and Condé Nast. All photographs are accompanied by a Horst P.Horst Estate certificate of originality and a label with a numbered hologram sticker.”
Barbara ‘Babe’ Cushing Mortimer Paley, Dress by Traina-Norell, 1946
Lisa Fonssagrives, Dress by Pierre Balmain, Background by Marcel Vertes
Archival Ink Print
53.1 in. H x 40.6 in. W - $50.000
65.7 in H x 50 in W - $60.000
This image is part of the Cy Twombly portfolios and is sold individually in 4 limited edition dimensions.
Horst P. Horst German-American, 1906-1999 (born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann) was one of the towering figures of 20th-century fashion photography. Best known for his work with Vogue—who called him “photography’s alchemist”—Horst rose to prominence in Paris in the interwar years, publishing his first work with the magazine in 1931. In the decades that followed, Horst’s experimentations with radical composition, nudity, double exposures, and other avant-garde techniques would produce some of the most iconic fashion images ever, like Mainbocher Corset and Lisa with Harp (both 1939). As The New York Times once described, “Horst tamed the avant-garde to serve fashion.” Though associated most closely with fashion photography, Horst captured portraits of many of the 20th century’s brightest luminaries, dabbling with influences as far-ranging as Surrealism and Romanticism. “I like taking photographs because I like life,” he once said. “And I love photographing people best of all because most of all I love humanity.”