Lot 180
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HERB RITTS | 'Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi'

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Description

  • 'Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi'
  • 18 3/8  by 19 7/8  in. (46.7 by 50.5 cm.)
mounted, signed, titled, dated, editioned '10/25,' and annotated 'Hollywood' in pencil and with the photographer's copyright/credit stamp on the reverse, framed, 1989 

Literature

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), pl. 28 Herb Ritts: Work (New York, 1996), unpaginated

Catalogue Note

As a photographer of celebrities, Herb Ritts became a celebrity in his own right. His talent for drawing out a truth from his sitter or sitters resulted in intimate portraits that remain a cornerstone of his oeuvre. ‘It’s not the celebrity quality of the person that makes the photograph interesting. It’s letting the true person through that makes the photograph interesting and lasting’ (Herb Ritts in conversation with Simone Ellis, ‘Puttin on the Ritts,’ Santa Fe New Mexican, 28 June 1991, p. 5).

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