PETER LINDBERGH | 'ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS, LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON', SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USA, 1988
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP
'ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS, LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON', SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USA, 1988
Mural sized silver print, printed 2006, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, titled, dated, numbered 2/3 and annotated in pencil on a label affixed to the back of the frame. With a gallery label bearing information about the work affixed to the back of the frame.
120 x 180 cm (47¼ x 70¾ in.)
This print is in overall excellent condition and is in a beautiful artist's frame.
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Private collection, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, Paris
Peter Lindbergh: Stories, Arena, Santa Fe, 2002, ill. Story 11
“I was trying to photograph them in a different way, but nobody seemed to care back then… I wanted to move away from the rather formal, perfectly styled woman who was very artificial. I was more concerned about a more outspoken, adventurous woman in control of her life and not too concerned about her social status emancipated by masculine protection.”
This notion was clearly highlighted in what is one of Lindbergh’s most iconic images and a seminal work in fashion photography. Captured in simple white shirts, bearing powerful expressions, the models transmit the new understanding of the independent woman. The shot was so avant-garde that US Vogue refused to run the pictures. Lindbergh idealised women in their natural form, and aimed to show them 'in all honesty'.