Herb Ritts

American, 1952–2002

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One of the top American photographers of his generation, Herb Ritts captured celebrity portraits, nudes, and images of fashion models, developing a distinct style that trod a line between art and commerce. Drawing inspiration from photographers …

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Christy Turlington, Valentino 7, Miami, 1995
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
€7,500
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Archival pigment print, mounted on a cardboard holder
26.2 x 33.2 cm
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€7,500
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Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
Description
HERB RITTS (1952-2002) tirage pigmentaire Archival, monté sur support cartonné titré et daté au crayon; signé et numéroté '1/2' par Mark MacKenna, Executive Director de la Herb Ritts Foundation, au crayon sur cachet de copyright du photographe (montage, verso) image : 33.2 x 26.2 cm. (13 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.) feuille : 35.3 x 28 cm. (13 7/8 x 11 in.) montage : 38 x 30.8 cm. (35 x 12 1/8 in.) Ce tirage est le numéro un d'une édition de deux exemplaires.
Christy Turlington, Valentino 7, Miami, 1995
Archival pigment print, mounted on a cardboard holder
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
€7,500
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26.2 x 33.2 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
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€7,500
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HERB RITTS (1952-2002) tirage pigmentaire Archival, monté sur support cartonné titré et daté au crayon; signé et numéroté '1/2' par Mark MacKenna, Executive Director de la Herb Ritts Foundation, au crayon sur cachet de copyright du photographe (montage, verso) image : 33.2 x 26.2 cm. (13 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.) feuille : 35.3 x 28 cm. (13 7/8 x 11 in.) montage : 38 x 30.8 cm. (35 x 12 1/8 in.) Ce tirage est le numéro un d'une édition de deux exemplaires.
Nicole Kidman, Culver City, 1999
Sold on May 17, 2021
£6,300
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Gelatin silver print
35.7 x 46.5 cm
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£6,300
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May 17, 2021
Phillips
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Nicole Kidman, Culver City, 1999
Gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
Phillips
£6,300
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35.7 x 46.5 cm
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May 17, 2021
Phillips
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£6,300
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford, Malibu, 1992
Sold on May 17, 2021
£5,670
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Gelatin silver print
31.9 x 26.0 cm
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£5,670
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May 17, 2021
Phillips
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Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford, Malibu, 1992
Gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
Phillips
£5,670
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31.9 x 26.0 cm
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May 17, 2021
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£5,670
'Duo VIII', Los Angeles, 1990
Sold on May 13, 2021
£3,528
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Platinum print, Mounted and framed
48.5 x 54.5 cm
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£3,528
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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Platinum print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/25 in pencil on the verso. With the Artist's blind-stamp in the lower margin. Mounted and framed. Image 54.5 x 48.5 cm (21 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.); sheet 63.4 x 57 cm (25 x 22 1/2 in.)
'Duo VIII', Los Angeles, 1990
Platinum print, Mounted and framed
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
£3,528
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48.5 x 54.5 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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£3,528
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Platinum print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/25 in pencil on the verso. With the Artist's blind-stamp in the lower margin. Mounted and framed. Image 54.5 x 48.5 cm (21 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.); sheet 63.4 x 57 cm (25 x 22 1/2 in.)
'Duo VI', Los Angeles, 1990
Sold on May 13, 2021
£3,780
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Platinum print, Mounted and framed
38.0 x 45.7 cm
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£3,780
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Platinum print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 16/25 in pencil on the verso. With the Artist's blindstamp in the lower margin. Mounted and framed. Image 45.7 x 38 cm (18 x 15in.); sheet 55.8 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18in.)
'Duo VI', Los Angeles, 1990
Platinum print, Mounted and framed
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
£3,780
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38.0 x 45.7 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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£3,780
Description
Platinum print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 16/25 in pencil on the verso. With the Artist's blindstamp in the lower margin. Mounted and framed. Image 45.7 x 38 cm (18 x 15in.); sheet 55.8 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18in.)
Rachel Holding Sphere, Hollywood, 1989
Sold on Apr 20, 2021
€5,200
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Silver print
32.0 x 48.0 cm
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€5,200
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
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Silver print Signed, titled, dated and numbered on the back "11/25" Dry stamp in the lower margin Edition of 25 Certificate of authenticity signed by Chris Beetles on the back Gelatin silver print; artist's blind stamp in the lower margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on reverse h: 48 w: 32 cm Sold 5,200 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Rachel Holding Sphere, Hollywood, 1989
Silver print
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
€5,200
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32.0 x 48.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
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€5,200
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Silver print Signed, titled, dated and numbered on the back "11/25" Dry stamp in the lower margin Edition of 25 Certificate of authenticity signed by Chris Beetles on the back Gelatin silver print; artist's blind stamp in the lower margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on reverse h: 48 w: 32 cm Sold 5,200 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Paul - Rear, El Mirage, 1980
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$3,187
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Toned gelatin silver print
25.4 x 31.7 cm
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$3,187
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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Paul - Rear, El Mirage, 1980s Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered '7/25' in pencil on the verso. 12 1/2 x 10in (31.7 x 25.4cm) sheet 14 x 11in (35.5 x 28cm)
Paul - Rear, El Mirage, 1980
Toned gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$3,187
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25.4 x 31.7 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$3,187
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Paul - Rear, El Mirage, 1980s Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered '7/25' in pencil on the verso. 12 1/2 x 10in (31.7 x 25.4cm) sheet 14 x 11in (35.5 x 28cm)
Male Nude, Horizontal, Los Angeles, 1987
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$7,650
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Toned gelatin silver print
58.1 x 45.4 cm
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$7,650
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1987 Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. 17 7/8 x 22 7/8in (45.4 x 58.1cm) sheet 24 x 20in (50.8 x 61cm)
Male Nude, Horizontal, Los Angeles, 1987
Toned gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$7,650
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58.1 x 45.4 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$7,650
Description
1987 Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. 17 7/8 x 22 7/8in (45.4 x 58.1cm) sheet 24 x 20in (50.8 x 61cm)
Bob Paris, Paradise Cove, 1989
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Toned gelatin silver print
38.4 x 45.2 cm
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Price not available
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1989 Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered '16/25' in pencil on the verso. 17 3/4 x 15 1/8in (45.2 x 38.4cm) sheet 20 x 16in (50.8 x 40.6cm)
Bob Paris, Paradise Cove, 1989
Toned gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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38.4 x 45.2 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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Price not available
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1989 Toned gelatin silver print, copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered '16/25' in pencil on the verso. 17 3/4 x 15 1/8in (45.2 x 38.4cm) sheet 20 x 16in (50.8 x 40.6cm)
Mask, Hollywood, 1989
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
$6,300
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Gelatin silver print
37.5 x 47.0 cm
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$6,300
Auction Sale
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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Mask, Hollywood, 1989
Gelatin silver print
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
$6,300
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37.5 x 47.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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$6,300