Horst P. Horst - "Chateau Gabriel" Yves Saint Laurent: Country House, Normandy
Horst P. Horst
"Chateau Gabriel" Yves Saint Laurent: Country House, Normandy
Cibachrome Photograph
1986
11 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and artist stamp on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Nails in Technicolor, NY
Horst P. Horst
Hands, Hands...(4 pairs)
C-Type Color Photograph
1940s
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Andy Warhol in his "Factory", NYC
Horst P. Horst
Andy Warhol in his "Factory", NYC
C-Type Color photograph
1983
13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Pink Bathing Suit N.Y.
Horst P. Horst
Pink Bathing Suit N.Y.
C-Type Color Photograph
1965; Printed later
10 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches, Paper: 14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst Fashion for Vogue with Dali Mural in Helena Rubi
Horst P. Horst
Fashion for Vogue with Dali Mural in Helena Rubinstein's apartment, NYC
Cibachrome Photograph
c. 1940s; Printed later
19 7/8 x 15 3/4

Signed, titled, dated and stamped on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Fashion for French Vogue
Horst P. Horst
Fashion for French Vogue
Cibachrome Photograph
1986; Printed later
16 x 19 inches, paper: 16 x 19 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and stamped on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Mainbocher Corset
Horst P. Horst
Mainbocher Corset
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa with Turban, New York
Horst P. Horst
Lisa with Turban, New York
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1940, printed later
20 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Photographers embossed stamp on print recto.

Horst P. Horst - Nina de Voogh
Horst P. Horst
Nina de Voogh
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa on Silk I
Horst P. Horst
Lisa on Silk I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Odalisque I
Horst P. Horst
Odalisque I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed c. 1988
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Round the Clock I
Horst P. Horst
Round the Clock I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, Print made early 1990's
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - American Nude
Horst P. Horst
American Nude
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1982, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, antd dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Odalisque II
Horst P. Horst
Odalisque II
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1943, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Coco Chanel, Paris
Horst P. Horst
Coco Chanel, Paris
Platinum/Palladium photograph
1937, Printed early 1990's
24 x 20 inches

Artist's blind stamp on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Horst P. Horst - Norell Fragrance
Horst P. Horst
Norell Fragrance
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1988, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - White Sleeve
Horst P. Horst
White Sleeve
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1936, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Round The Clock II
Horst P. Horst
Round The Clock II
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Round the Clock IV
Horst P. Horst
Round the Clock IV
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1987, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Dali Costumes
Horst P. Horst
Dali Costumes, Platinum Photograph on Silk
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, printed later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa: I Love You (Fonssagrives-Penn) Paris, Suzy Hat
Horst P. Horst
"Lisa: I Love You" (Fonssagrives-Penn) Paris, Suzy Hat - Balenciaga Fashion
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1937, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso. Edition size 25 but only 15 made. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Study In Ivory
Horst P. Horst
Study In Ivory
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1982, Printed Later
14 X 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Tall Fashion
Horst P. Horst
Tall Fashion
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Iman, Valentino
Horst P. Horst
Iman, Valentino
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1982, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Helen Bennett, (Cape Dress)
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett, (Cape Dress)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1936, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Barefoot Beauty
Horst P. Horst
Barefoot Beauty
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
1941, printed early 1990s
20 x 16 inches

Signed in pencil on verso.

Horst P. Horst - Helen Bennett, (Spider Dress)
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett, (Spider Dress)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Lisa Money Plant
Horst P. Horst
Lisa Money Plant
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa, Hair
Horst P. Horst
Lisa, Hair
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1939, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst- Helen Bennett - Hair/Lace
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett - Hair/Lace
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1935, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Female Nude with Chair
Horst P. Horst
Female Nude with Chair
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Carmen Face Massage
Horst P. Horst
Carmen Face Massage
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Birthday Gloves
Horst P. Horst
Birthday Gloves
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, Printed c. 1980s
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Alix (Black Satin Dress)
Horst P. Horst
Alix (Black Satin Dress)
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1938, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

Horst P. Horst - Hands, Hands
Horst P. Horst
Hands, Hands
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1941, Printed c. Late 1980s
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso

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Born in 1906 in Germany, Horst P. Horst was a pioneer of the genre now known as classic fashion photography who produced distinctive, elegant work that made him one of the leading fashion photographers of the mid-20th century. He apprenticed with Le Corbusier in Paris and learned how to architecturally construct a picture plane. This training carried over into his photographs resulting in Horst’s sessions sometimes lasting for days as he searched for the right blend of light and shadow. Fashion photographer, Hoyningen-Huene, who further sharpened his vision, mentored him and by 1931 he was shooting for French Vogue and then in British Vogue in 1932, thanks to art director Mehemed Agha. He incorporated the influence that modernism and surrealism had on the art world into his photographs. At that time he also photographed such celebrities as Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Joan Crawford, and Katherine Hepburn.

In 1939, Horst made one of his most famous works, Mainboucher Corset. Shot the night he fled Europe at the invasion of the German army into France. This photograph, the back of a woman wearing an unraveling corset, is representative of the elegance and fragility of beauty in the face of destruction. That same year he moved to the United States and became a citizen changing his name to Horst P. Horst. He struggled to find work until he was hired by American Vogue. He soon was immersed in the world of the New York glitterati, and, along with his fashion work, he became acclaimed for his portraits of the powerful and the famous. Horst’s fashion photos were characterized by the anonymous treatment of models.

He would continue to work at Vogue and for many other magazines, including Life. His Life cover of 1980 was the most popular of the year. His fashion photographs are collected in numerous museums throughout the world and was the subject of a retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2014. Contemporaries Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Helmut Newton have all learned from Horst and his work continues to resonate with photographers and viewers alike to this day.