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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 147

    HERB RITTS (1952-2002)

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Hollywood, 1991

    Price Realised  

    HERB RITTS (1952-2002)
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Hollywood, 1991
    gelatin silver print
    blindstamp credit (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and numbered '13/25' in pencil (on the verso)
    19 1/8 x 13 7/8in. (48.5 x 38.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Renee Fotouhi Fine Art, New York;
    acquired 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Michelle Pfeiffer is someone who does not like to be photographed, especially as Michelle Pfeiffer.... This was a shoot for American Vogue, where she wanted to do a pictorial spread, no interviews, and something where she wasn't Michelle. So I came up with this idea where she'd play theatrical characters. One was a man, Lawrence from Noël Coward's Private Lives. ...the minute she was in front of the camera, she was a man... she was that character.... And I really saw that this woman was really a true actress. No rehearsal, nothing. Herb Ritts


    Literature

    American Vogue, October 1991;
    Fraser, On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue, Random House, 1992, p. 266;
    Ritts, Notorious, Bulfinch Press, 1992, unpaginated;
    Fairbrother, Herb Ritts Work, Bulfinch Little, Brown and Company, 1996, unpaginated;
    Herb Ritts, Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 1999, unpaginated;
    Angeletti and Oliva, In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine, Rizzoli, 2006, p. 319.


    Post Lot Text

    Pfeiffer wears an Armani tuxedo.