HORST P. HORST
'DALI COSTUMES', PARIS, 1939
Silver print, printed later. With photographer's blindstamp credit in the margin. Signed in pencil by the artist and titled, dated in pencil in an unknown hand on the verso. Matted and framed.
Image 55.9 x 41.6 cm (22 x 16⅜in.)
This silver print is in excellent condition. Matte velvety finish. Medium weight paper. Soft grey tones and contrasts. Some small retouching visible in raking light. Some white specks and retouching in the negative.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Reinhold Mißelbeck, Horst. Magician of Light, Collection Herbert Locher, Edition Braus, Heidelberg, 1997, cover and p. 39
Martin Kazmaier, Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, Universe, London, 1996, pl. 15
Jane Jackson (ed.), Chorus of Light: Photographs from The Sir Elton John Collection, Rizzoli, 2001, p.80
Susanna Brown (ed.), Horst: Photographer of Style, London, V&A Publishing, 2014, p. 57, pl. 48