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    Sale 7624

    Photographs

    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

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

    Lisa with Harp, Paris, 1939

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    HORST P. HORST (1906-1999 German/American)
    Lisa with Harp, Paris, 1939
    platinum print on canvas, printed 1985-95
    signed in pencil in margin
    23¼ x 17¼in. (59 x 43.7cm.)


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    Inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's platinum prints on linen, Horst produced a series of iconic images on canvas, in unnumbered editions of five.

    Horst recalled: 'One day I wanted to make some nude photographs, which I had never done before. [Lisa] had a very beautiful body, and was not afraid of her body -- she was used to Nacktkultur.'

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    Literature

    Vogue, 15 May 1941; Horst: Photographs of a Decade, J.J. Augustin, 1944, p.87; Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, Schirmer/Mosel, 1991, pl.30; Form/Horst, Twin Palms, 1992, p.41; Platinum, Jefferies Cowan, 2006, pl.12.