LAUREN HUTTON, OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
mural-sized archival pigment print, with edition '5/10' in pencil on the reverse, 1981, printed in 2010; accompanied by the photographer's 'The Master Set' label, signed in ink (2)
36¼ by 36¼ in. (92.1 by 92.1 cm.)
This archival pigment print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain rich and saturated with no signs of fading. Under very close examination, the lower margin edge is faintly yellowed. There is a soft diagonal crease across the lower right margin corner that is also slightly in the image; this is visible only under high raking light.
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Photographs: Annie Leibovitz, 1970-1990 (New York, 1991), pp. 120-1
Annie Leibovitz recalled her shoot on Lauren Hutton's family land in Oxford, Mississippi (in an interview for Fashion Flash Magazine in 1984): '[Hutton] was finishing up her career as a fashion model and going into acting at the time . . Originally, I had planned on shooting her in water. Just a natural study. There was a little lake on the edge of her family’s property. We were about ready to shoot in the water and there was this mud over to the side. We decided to have her lie in the mud. It’s such a great metaphor for her because she’s wearing the earth instead of Oscar de la Renta.'