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    Sale 7624

    Photographs

    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    HORST P. HORST (1906-1999 German/American)

    Barefoot Beauty, New York, 1941

    Price Realised  

    HORST P. HORST (1906-1999 German/American)
    Barefoot Beauty, New York, 1941
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1987
    signed in pencil in margin; credited with copyright insignia, titled, dated and numbered '2/10' in pencil on verso
    23½ x 19¼in. (59.7 x 49cm.)


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    Remembering this shoot for Vogue, Horst recalled: 'The photograph was probably to show nail polish and how to take care of your feet. I used the plaster feet to make it more amusing.' (Lawford, p.229)

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    Literature

    Horst: Photographs of a Decade, J.J. Augustin, 1944, p.90; Lawford, Horst: His Work and His World, Viking, 1984, p.229; Tardiff & Schirmer (eds.), Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, Thames & Hudson, 1991, pl.79; Form/Horst, Twin Palms, 1992, p.56; Platinum, Jefferies Cowan, 2006, pl.14.