David Sims - Photographs London Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Calvin Klein, New York: Rizzoli, 2017, back cover and n.p., to be published November 2017

  • Catalogue Essay

    For David Sims, photographing Kate Moss in 1993 for Calvin Klein Underwear – soon after her debut with the brand – marked his first major commercial moment as a fashion photographer. This photograph, taken against a stark white background, encapsulates the minimalism of the 90s that defined Sims’s aesthetic. Sims captures the fresh-faced young model as she looks coyly back at the camera, an icon on the cusp.

    Sims was acknowledged twice, in 1994 and 1996, at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. He has exhibited in a number of institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and his work is held in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London.




Gelatin silver print, printed 2017, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 152.4 x 114.3 cm (60 x 45 in.)
Frame: 157.4 x 119.3 cm (61 3/4 x 46 7/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the flush mount.

This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

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London Auction 2 November 2017