Lot 22
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Peter Lindbergh

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  • Peter Lindbergh
  • ‘Mathilde, Paris', 1989 
  • Silver print
  • Image 210 x 168 cm (82 ½ x 66 in.);
    frame 217 x 175 cm (85 ½ x 69 in.)
Unique oversized pigment print, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 on the reverse. Framed.


Gagosian Gallery, Paris


Rolling Stone, October, 1989;
Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, Schirmer Mosel, 1997, ill. p. 107.

Catalogue Note

Peter Lindbergh is not interested in a specific type of woman; by contrast, he is inspired by women often shunned from the fashion world for not being ‘model-like’.  His motivation particularly came from how these women presented themselves in the nude, and their ability to command the camera in a liberating strike for female-kind.

He created fashion icons by presenting them in unusual locations. Mathilde is a perfect example of this predilection.  The photograph is a tribute to Erwin Blumenfeld who had, half a century earlier, photographed Lisa Fonssagrives in a white dress as she stood on the Eiffel Tower. But unlike Blumenfeld, encapsulating Mathilde wearing just riding pants, Lindbergh offers a new modern interpretation of women with his approach being “not to violate the model’s personality by transforming them with makeup and hair, but to find their personality”.