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    Sale 1985

    Photographs

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)

    Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939

    Price Realised  

    HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)
    Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    embossed credit stamp (on the recto); titled, dated and numbered 'P/P 3/3' in pencil (on the verso)
    17¾ x 14in. (45 x 35.4cm.)


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    Literature

    "C'était hier", Vogue [Paris] (December 1939), pp. 34-35; Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, Alpine Book Co. Inc., 1979, p. 65 (corset tight to body); Devlin, Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, Thames and Hudson, 1979, p. 46; Lawford, Horst; His Work and his World, Viking, 1984, p. 184 variant illustrated (corset tight to body); Horst and Schirmer, Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, Universe, 1991, pl. 8