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Horst P. Horst

'Odalisque', New York 1943

Horst P. Horst was born in Weissenfels, near Weimar in 1906.
He passed away in 1999.

Known for:
Extravagant fashion plates, exquisite still-lifes, nudes, and interiors, and
renowned portraits of people such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and
Coco Chanel.

Most Popular Images:
" 'Odalisque', New York"; "Mainbocher Corset, Paris"

Did you know ... ?
• Horst originally wanted to be an architect. In 1930, he worked as an apprentice to Le Corbusier in Paris.
• He photographed for
Vogue and House and Garden.
• Horst's mentor was photographer, George Hoyningen-Huene.

Concerning his famous photograph, " 'Odalisque', New York":
"I don't know how I did it. I couldn't repeat it. It was created by emotion."

General Format:
Most of Horst's Silver gelatin photographs are 16" x 20".

How many photographs exist?
Horst printed in small unnumbered editions.


How are the photographs printed and signed?
The photographs are generally Silver gelatin, though some Platinum prints exist. They are signed in pencil au recto and/or au verso.

Vintage photographs by Horst are rare. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Horst used Rolleiflex and Hasselblad cameras.


Horst: 60 Years of Photography
Horst: Interiors

Please contact A Gallery concerning availability of Horst's work.

Price History:
1975: $150 - $350
1985: $900 - $2,500
1995: $2,500 - $7,500
1999: $10,000-35,000.

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