1 of 2 images

Ellen von Unwerth
Penelope Cruz smoking Cigar

About

Star actress Penelope Cruz smoking. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. Ellen von Unwerth - the female Helmut Newton - is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honored with truly great photography awards. She discovered famous models like Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova, creating worlds of imagery with them that have already gone down in the history of contemporary photography and are now an integral part of our everyday aesthetics. Von Unwerth creates imagery of women who, consciously sensual and playful, put the observer under their spell. Using elements such as fantasy, humor and irony, she skillfully highlights the beauty of woman, creating exciting pictures with a narrative character. Ellen von Unwerth has been published in all outstanding magazines and her photographs have been widely exhibited in the great museums of the world such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art/NY, the MoMA/NY, the Deichtorhallen/Hamburg, just to name a few.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. 3 different sizes and editions available.
  • Dimensions

    H 40 in. x W 30 in.

    H 101.6 cm x W 76.2 cm

  • Gallery location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference number
    LU1931921933

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Ellen von Unwerth (Artist)

Ellen von Unwerth is a director and photographer whose bold and erotic images of women have left an indelible mark on the visual landscape of the fashion world. Born in Frankfurt, von Unwerth was a model in Paris for nearly a decade before turning to photography. Her 1989 images of Claudia Schiffer for a Guess jeans campaign, echoing the playfully feminine style of 1950s pinups, earned both Schiffer and von Unwerth wide attention. Over the years, her work has been featured regularly in magazines like Interview, Vanity Fair, Vogue, I-D, and The Face, appearing on covers and in both editorial and commercial contexts. In 1991, she won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography.


Von Unwerth’s 1995 photoshoot of Drew Barrymore for Playboy magazine is among her most popular work and, coupled with an array of album covers for such artists as Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, gave her standing as a celebrity photographer beyond the borders of the fashion world. Von Unwerth’s pictures have a distinctive look and feel, with saturated colors and dense compositions, while also, in certain cases, paying homage to great photographers of the 20th century. The 2015 Tree of Love, Bavaria, in which a nude model reclines inside the heart-shaped hollow of an enormous decaying trunk, recalls Edward Weston’s sensuous use of the body’s geometry in his compositions. And the dramatically lit Tic Tac Toe from 2010, showing a scantily clad woman posing on a city street at night, evokes Helmut Newton’s atmospheric photograph of a model wearing Yves St. Laurent’s Le Smoking jacket, shot for French Vogue in 1975.


Von Unwerth has published several books of her photographs, including Revenge, in 2003, and Fräulein, in 2009. Those volumes have been joined this year by one showcasing the photos of her new series “Heimat,” in which she playfully combines visual tropes of traditional Bavarian life with her signature eroticism and wit. She is represented by several dealers, including the Staley-Wise Gallery, in New York, and Galerie Trabant, in Kitzbühel, Austria.

About the Seller

Recognized
Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: 15 hrs
Located in Vienna, AT
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Claudia Schiffer
Ellen von Unwerth
Beautiful black and white full body portrait of supermodel Claudia Schiffer coming through a door with her blazer open. Ellen von Unwerth - the female Helmut Newton - is one of the ...

Ellen von Unwerth
Embrace

Price Upon Request
Embrace
Ellen von Unwerth
Nude models covered with mud embracing each other. Ellen von Unwerth - the female Helmut Newton - is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic ...
Parasol (Claudia Schiffer)
Ellen von Unwerth
Nude portrait of the supermodel under a sun shade. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artist...

Ellen von Unwerth
Disco Hat

Price Upon Request
Disco Hat
Ellen von Unwerth
Disco hat worn by a model, sticking the tongue out. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honor...
You May Also Like
Beating It While It's Hot, Bavaria
Ellen von Unwerth
Beating It While It’s Hot, Bavaria, 2015 B&W-print on Baryta paper 15.7 x 23.6 in (40 x 60 cm) Edition of 10 The photographer Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model for...
Playboy Bunnies, New York
Ellen von Unwerth
Silver Gelatin
Signed by the photographer.
Karen, Nina, Danny, and Anne, New York
Ellen von Unwerth
Silver Gelatin
This photograph is an Edition of 15. All editions are signed by the photographer. Larger sizes may be available upon request.
Showtime
Ellen von Unwerth
All editions signed by the photographer.

Ellen von Unwerth
Bees, 2012

Price Upon Request
Bees
Ellen von Unwerth
All editions signed by the photographer.
3Some
Ellen von Unwerth
All editions signed by the photographer.
Meow I: Paz de la Huerta
Ellen von Unwerth
All editions signed by the photographer.
Meow II
Ellen von Unwerth
All editions signed by the photographer.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries