Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002) Loriki with Spear, Africa, 1993 Sight area 110 x 110cm (43 5/16 x 39 3/8 in.)
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Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002) Loriki with Spear, Africa, 1993
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Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002)
Loriki with Spear, Africa, 1993
Gelatin silver print, mounted on card. Signed, titled, dated and numbered '4/12' (twice) in pencil on reverse of mount. Number 4 in an edition of 12. Framed.
Sight area 110 x 110cm (43 5/16 x 39 3/8 in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the present owner from Staley Wise Gallery, New York, 1994

    Literature:
    Ritts, H., Africa (New York: Little, Brown, 1994), unpaginated
    Ritts, H., Work (New York: Little, Brown, 1996), unpaginated

    In 1993, Herb Ritts travelled to east Africa to photograph its landscape, wildlife and the Masai people. His photographs of Africa marked a departure from the high-fashion, glossy, Hollywood images for which he was known, yet are nonetheless recognisably elegant and stylish with characteristically bold shapes, strong lines, tonal contrast and rich textural detail. Of his Africa portfolio, Ritts famously said, "I loved working with only what was in front of me, as it came along. It's a matter of composing with your eye what's going on in front of you, bringing what you've learned into the moment you're in" (from an interview by François Quintin, www.herbritts.com).
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