KATE MOSS, MARRAKECH (CONTACT), 1993
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/5 in black ink on a label accompanying the work. Framed.
Sheet 148.6 by 217.2cm.; 58½ by 85½in.
frame 155.6 by 223.5cm.; 61¼ by 88in.
This print is in excellent condition. Unseen outside its frame.
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Frozen 100: A Retrospective by Albert Watson, exh. cat., Rotonda di Via Besana, Milan, 2004, ill. n.p. (single image from the contact sheet);
Albert Watson: The Vienna Album, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2005, ill. n.p. (single image from the contact sheet);
Albert Watson Contact, exh. cat., Galería Hartmann, Barcelona, 2008, ill. n.p.
Perhaps his most memorable work, Watson’s series of nude photographs of an 18-year-old Kate Moss, which were shot in Marrakech for German Vogue in 1993, epitomise the cinematic and graphic qualities that distinguish his style. The unique artistic sensibility displayed by Watson in the subtlety of light and tone, and the fine line that Kate draws between vulnerability and an effortless sex appeal, mark important turning points in the careers of both the photographer and his muse.