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Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage, 1990 – Herb Ritts
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Herb Ritts\nVersace Dress, Back View, El Mirage\n1990\nGelatin silver print.\n134.5 x 107 cm (52 7/8 x 42 1/8 in.); overall 160 x 132 cm (62 7/8 x 51 7/8 in.)\nSigned, titled, dated and numbered 9/12 in pencil on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 12 plus 3 artist's proofs.
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year

1990

notes

"I like large planes and spaces, areas of texture and light, like deserts or oceans or monumental places."HERB RITTSThis sublime image by Herb Ritts was created originally as part of an advertising campaign for Versace featuring the supermodel Christy Turlington. She is fanned by a divine halo of black silk, secured by tarpaulin, creating a goddess-like aura around her body. She is positioned bastion-like on the El Mirage Dry Lakebed, an arid landscape which could easily be mistaken for the edge of the world. Largely born from the very specific light of the West Coast, Ritts’s work is elemental , conjuring wind, earth, warmth. The bodies he depicts are beautiful, sensuous and close to nature. Often pieces of terrain or ocean ephemera are used as natural fashion fixtures. The silk dress in this image is the prop that frames and ornaments the lines of the body and adds drama. Ritts places his figure inside a canopy to provide perspective and scale within a confined space. Here, we revel in the delights of abstraction: the combination of sculpted silhouette, bleaching out of the body, exclusion of limbs and sleek cap-like hair.Another print from this edition is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

title

Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage

medium

Gelatin silver print.

signed

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 9/12 in pencil on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 12 plus 3 artist's proofs.

creator

Herb Ritts

condition

Neutral toned print on semi-gloss paper, trimmed to the edge and flush-mounted to aluminum. Light, minor retouching; two light, minor indentations near the lower left edge; two very light, minor spots of indentation in the upper left quadrant, all visible only under raking light. Examined and sold in the frame.

dimensions

134.5 x 107 cm (52 7/8 x 42 1/8 in.); overall 160 x 132 cm (62 7/8 x 51 7/8 in.)

literature

Herb Ritts: Work, Boston: Little, Brown, 1996, n.p.Herb Ritts, Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; London: Thames & Hudson, 2000, n.p. Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta: High Museum of Art; New York: Rizzoli, 2000, p. 193C. Churchward, Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour, A Photographer’s Life and His World, New York: Rizzoli, 2010, p. 16P. Martineau, Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2012, cover and p. 29, pl. 1

provenance

Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe


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