Ellen von Unwerth - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'New Appeal', Vogue Italia, September 1990, p. 309

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ellen von Unwerth first came to prominence in 1989 when she shot the now legendary Guess campaign with a 17-year-old unknown model named Claudia Schiffer – channelling a sensuous Brigitte Bardot – and catapulted her into the spotlight. In 1990, a year after the initial Guess campaign, von Unwerth took the present photograph of the young Schiffer in Deauville, France for Vogue Italia. Von Unwerth, who worked as a model before going behind the camera, has published a number of photobooks and two photo-novellas. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the C5 Art Center, Beijing; the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
Image: 150 x 100 cm (59 x 39 3/8 in.)
Frame: 166.5 x 120 cm (65 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.)

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

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

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £50,000

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London Auction 19 May 2016