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HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)
'I had never photographed a corset before. It wasn't easy. The light in the photo is more complex than you think. It looks as if there is only one light source. But there were reflectors and extra spotlights as well. I don't know how I did it. I couldn't repeat it. It was created by emotion. ... It was the last photo I took in Paris before the war. I left the studio at 4.00 a.m., went back to the house, picked up my bags and caught the 7.00 a.m. train to Le Havre to board the Normandie. ... The photograph is peculiar - for me. While I was taking it, I was thinking of all that I was leaving behind.' - Horst
HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)

Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939

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HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)
Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939
platinum-palladium print on canvas, printed 1985-1995
signed in ink (in the margin). Number 2 from an edition of 5.
23¼ x 17in. (59 x 43cm.)
Literature
Decade, p. 89; Horst, p. 184; Sixty, pl. 8; Form, p. 35; Platinum, [pl. 9]

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