Herb Ritts, ‘Suspended Bubble, Los Angeles’, 1987, Heritage Auctions
Herb Ritts, ‘Suspended Bubble, Los Angeles’, 1987, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Sheet measures 14 x 11 inches; unmounted; not framed; one small abrasion with loss to the extreme upper edge, a few spots of discoloration to the lower margin and one crease to the upper center margin, not affecting the image.

Signature: The photographer's blindstamp in margin recto; signed, titled, dated, and editioned 'AP/1' in pencil on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Herb Ritts

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 including Philippe Halsman and Edward Weston, as well as classical artists and the landscape and quality of light on the West Coast, Ritts favored clean lines, strong forms, and striking shadows. He shot supermodels such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Cindy Crawford, and took iconic photographs of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, often challenging conventional notions of race and gender. Ritts worked on numerous high-profile advertising campaigns in his lifetime, and shot portraits and fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Interview Magazine.

American, 1952-2002, Los Angeles, California