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Herb Ritts Art

HERB RITTS JR. (USA, 1952–2002)

Herb Ritts Jr. fashioned himself into one of the top photographers to emerge from the 1980s. Ritts's aesthetic incorporated facets of life in and around Los Angeles. He often made use of the bright California sunlight to produce bold contrasts, and his preference for outdoor locations such as the desert and the beach helped to separate his work from that of his New York-based peers. Ritts's intimate portraiture, his modern yet classical treatment of the nude, and his innovative approach to fashion brought him international acclaim and placed him securely within an American tradition of portrait and magazine photography that includes Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe and Irving Penn. From the late 1970s until Ritts's untimely death from AIDS-related complications in 2002, his ability to create images that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill, but also marked the synergistic union between art, popular culture and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Stephanie Seymour, Los Angeles 1989
By Herb Ritts
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Herb Ritts (1952-2002) Title: ​Stephanie Seymour, Los Angeles 1989 Year: 1989 Medium: ​Gelatin Silver Print Edition: 3, plus proofs Size: 14 x 11 inches Condition: Excellent ...
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1980s Pop Art Herb Ritts Art

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude with Thorns, Joshua Tree
By Herb Ritts
Located in New York, NY
Sepia-toned gelatin silver print with matte finish (Edition of 25) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, verso Also blindstamped, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt,...
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1980s Other Art Style Herb Ritts Art

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude with Tumbleweed, Paradise Cove
By Herb Ritts
Located in New York, NY
Sepia-toned gelatin silver print with matte finish Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed in pencil, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
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1980s Other Art Style Herb Ritts Art

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Silver Gelatin

Waterfall Woman with Sphere, Hollywood
By Herb Ritts
Located in New York, NY
This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
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1980s Other Art Style Herb Ritts Art

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Silver Gelatin

Tony with Rope, Los Angeles
By Herb Ritts
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print with matte finish (Edition of 25) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, verso Also blindstamped, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in ...
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