Lot 6
  • 6

Peter Lindbergh

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
Sold
81,250 GBP
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Description

  • Peter Lindbergh
  • ‘Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams', Vogue US, Beach Los Angeles, 1990 
  • Silver print
  • Image 120 x 180 cm (47 ¼ x 70  5/8  in.);
    frame 125.2 x 185.3 cm (49 ¼ x 73 in.)
Silver print, printed 2005, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, dated July 2005 and numbered 1/3 on the photographer's certificate of authenticity affixed to the reverse of the mount. Framed.

Provenance

Camera Work, Berlin

Literature

American Vogue, 'Another Kind of Beauty', August 1988; Arena Editions, Peter Lindbergh: Stories, n.p.;
Fraser, On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue, n.p

Catalogue Note

At a time when fashion photography meant meeting standards of beauty through retouching, Peter Lindbergh felt it was the responsibility of photographers to “free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection”.

Models is an exceptional work that highlights Lindbergh’s ability to show effortless, natural beauty. The photograph features supermodels Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington. The simplicity of the white shirts with the models laughing on the beach encapsulates the essence of why Lindbergh became a pioneer in photography. Models was so greatly avant-garde that Vogue US said they couldn’t use the pictures. Lindbergh idealised women in their natural form, and aimed to show them “in all honesty”. 

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