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Horst P. Horst Photography

German, 1906-1999

Horst P. Horst (born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann) was one of the towering figures of 20th-century fashion photography.

Best known for his work with Vogue, who called him “photography’s alchemist," Horst rose to prominence in Paris in the interwar years, publishing his first work with the magazine in 1931. In the decades that followed, Horst’s experimentations with radical composition, nudity, double exposures and other avant-garde techniques would produce some of the most iconic fashion images ever, like Mainbocher Corset and Lisa with Harp (both 1939).

As the New York Times once described, “Horst tamed the avant-garde to serve fashion.” Though associated most closely with fashion photography, Horst captured portraits of many of the 20th century’s brightest luminaries, dabbling with influences as far-ranging as Surrealism and Romanticism.

“I like taking photographs because I like life,” Horst once said. “And I love photographing people best of all because most of all I love humanity.”

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Artist: Horst P. Horst
Lisa With Harp, 1939 - Horst P. Horst (Black and White Photography)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in London, GB
Horst P Horst (1906-1999) (Black and White Photography) Lisa With Harp, 1939 Signed on reverse Silver gelatin print 20 x 16 inches Horst was a perfectionist who raised the standards...
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1930s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lisa on Silk, New York, 1940 - Horst P. Horst (Black and White Photography)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in London, GB
Horst P Horst (1906-1999) (Black and White Photography) Lisa on Silk, New York, 1940 Signed on reverse Silver gelatin print 14 x 11 inches Horst was a perfectionist who raised the s...
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1940s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937, Horst P. Horst
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: ​Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) Title: Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937 Year: 1937 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print Size: 14 x 11 inches Condition: Excellent Inscripti...
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1930s Pop Art Horst P. Horst Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939 - Horst P. Horst (Black and White Photography)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in London, GB
Horst P Horst (1906-1999) Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939 Signed on reverse Silver gelatin print 14 x 11 inches Round the Clock is endowed with fastidious precision and the enigmatic ambiance of a characteristic Horst image. The chiaroscuro befalling the legs from ankle to suspender compounds a sense of drama instantly recognisable to those familiar with the artist’s fashion...
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Early 20th Century Horst P. Horst Photography

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Zoli Models, Art Deco inspired Fashion photograph
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Greenwich, CT
In Zoli Models, Horst pays homage to an earlier composition, Movement Study 1924, by Rudolph Kooptiz (1884-1936) one of the leading proponents of art photography in Europe between th...
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1980s Art Deco Horst P. Horst Photography

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Platinum

Round The Clock I, New York - Horst P. Horst (Black and White Photography)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in London, GB
Round The Clock I, New York - Horst P. Horst (Black and White Photography) Stamped on reverse Silver gelatin print 14 x 11 inches Round the Clock is endowed with fastidious precision and the enigmatic ambiance of a characteristic Horst image. The chiaroscuro befalling the legs from ankle to suspender compounds a sense of drama instantly recognisable to those familiar with the artist’s fashion...
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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N.Y. Still Life I
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst began his photography career in 1931 working for Paris Vogue. Shortly after he succeeded his friend and mentor, George Hoyningen-Huene, as head photographer of Vogue's photo studios. It was during the 1930's that Horst established his trademark style, which incorporated dramatic lighting and an unparalleled eye for grace that enabled Horst to create images that portray his subjects as emblems of elegance. In his portrait of Coco Chanel, one of his most famous images, he captures a woman who was rarely photographed, and creates a striking composition with her regal profile and the exquisite chair. 
For sixty years, Horst photographed...
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Costume Designs by Salvador Dali for His Ballet, Bacchanale, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by Horst on the verso
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Checkered Coat, Jean Patchett, 1949
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on the recto and verso
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Suzy Parker modeling a Balenciaga dress at the Paris Collections, VOGUE, 1952
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on the recto and verso
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Body Sweater by Tina Leser, 1950
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst P. Horst 1906-1999 Body Sweater by Tina Leser, 1950 Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso Platinum/Palladium Print Image: 9-1/2" x 7-1/2", Paper: 14" x 11", Mat: 20" x 16"
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Helen Bennett, Hair/Lace, 1935
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst P. Horst 1906-1999 Helen Bennett, Hair/Lace, 1935 Signed in pencil on recto; Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso Platinum/Palladium Print Image: 9" x 7-1/2", Paper: 14"...
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Balenciaga Checkered Suit, Jean Patchett, 1949
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst P. Horst 1906-1999 Balenciaga Checkered Suit, Jean Patchett, 1949 Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso Platinum/Palladium Print Image: 9-1/2" x 7-1/2", Paper: 14" x 11",...
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Park Ave Fashion, 1962
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst P. Horst 1906-1999 Park Ave Fashion, 1962 Signed, titled, dated, stamped and numbered in pencil on verso; Blind stamp on recto Platinum/Palladium Print Image: 9-1/2" x 7" , Pap...
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1960s Horst P. Horst Photography

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CoCo Chanel, Paris, 1937
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Horst P. Horst 1906-1999 CoCo Chanel, Paris, 1937 Signed, titled, dated in pencil and stamped on verso; Blind Stamp on recto Gelatin Silver Print Image: 9-1/2" x 9", Paper: 14" x 11"...
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Park Avenue Fashion, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Gertrude Stein with Basket, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Classical Bust with Orchids, New York, 1988
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer Edition 9/10
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Goya Fashion: Mrs. Stanley Mortimer, Jr. and Mrs. Desmond Fitzgerald, Balenciaga
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Although credited by their married names at the time of publication, both subjects would re-marry and became better known as Babe Paley, the stylish socialite and “swan” of Truman Ca...
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1940s Modern Horst P. Horst Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Art in Fashion: Model in Balenciaga in front of painting by Miro
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso From the collection of and signed by Horst
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Alicia in swimwear by Patou
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
From the collection of and signed by Horst
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1920s Horst P. Horst Photography

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End of the Party, Rome
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Classical Music Still Life, Oyster Bay, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Platinum Palladium Print
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Classical Bust with Orchids
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Still Life, Houden, Hoop
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Surreal Beauty Cream, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Papaver Orientale (Oriental Poppy)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Pollard Willow, Teheran, Persia, Iran
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Abode of Joy, The Ruins of Farahabad, Iran
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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House and Garden Cover, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Electric Beauty, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Birthday Gloves, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Muriel Maxwell, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Lud in Chanel Dress, Paris, VOGUE
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Print
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Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Irving Penn, New York
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Luchino Visconti, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Noel Coward, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Male Nude (Hand Behind Back)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Male Nude (Frontal)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Male Nude (Hands Behind Back)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Roses with Antique Head
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Spider Dress: Helen Bennett, Advertising for Bergdorf Goodman, VOGUE Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Lotus
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Agapanthus, Anemonoe Japonica, Zinnia
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Hybiscus Platycum, c. 1985
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Marigolds, Impatiens, and Violets, c. 1985
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Dahlias
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Sunflower, Roses, and Poppies, c. 1985
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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Three Roses, c. 1985
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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Dahlia, Zinnia & Fall Krokus
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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Marguieritte and Day Lily Buds
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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Caladium and Hosta Leaves
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Late 20th Century Horst P. Horst Photography

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Datura (Trumpet Flower)
By Horst P. Horst
Located in New York, NY
Photographer’s stamp on the verso
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1980s Horst P. Horst Photography

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C Print

White Sleeve (Doris Zelensky), Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed, Titled, Dated in pencil on verso. Blind Stamp on recto
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20th Century Horst P. Horst Photography

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Nina de Voogh, N.Y.
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed, titled, dated, stamped on verso
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20th Century Horst P. Horst Photography

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Lisa, Hands with Flast & Flowers
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed, Titled, Dated, Numbered in pencil on verso (A/P of 15)
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20th Century Horst P. Horst Photography

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Alex Dress, Paris
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed, titled, dated and stamped on verso
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