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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.

Quote:
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.

Prices:
$12,500-35,000

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:
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.

Portfolios:
None.

Books:
Horst: 60 Years of Photography
Horst: Interiors
Form

Availability:
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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