Horst P. Horst - SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction London Friday, July 7, 2023 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
    —Coco Chanel, fashion designer

    • Provenance

      Sotheby’s, London, 22 May 2003, lot 170
      Phillips, London, 8 May 2013, lot 60

    • Literature

      ‘Chanel Designs Again’, Vogue U.S., February 1954, p. 85
      ‘Designers other designers admire - and why’, Vogue U.S., April 1980, p. 212 (cropped)
      V. Lawford, Horst: Salute to the Thirties, New York: Viking, 1971, pl. 72
      V. Lawford, Horst: His Work and His World, Harmondsworth: Viking, 1984, p. 154
      M. Kazmaier, Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, London: Thames & Hudson, 1996, p. 15
      Horst Portraits: 60 Years of Style, London: NPG, 2001, pl. 32, there titled ‘Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, Paris’
      H.-M. Koetzle, Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Photos, Vol. 2, Cologne: Taschen, 2002, p. 44
      N. Angeletti & A. Oliva, In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Magazine, New York: Rizzoli, 2012, p. 79
      S. Brown, Horst: Photographer of Style, London: V&A, 2014, pl. 51



Lot offered with No Reserve

Coco Chanel, Paris

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
24.5 x 23.3 cm (9 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Signed in pencil in the margin; signed, titled, dated, annotated in pencil and 'HORST 188 E. 64 NYC - 10021' credit stamp on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £8,255

Contact Specialist

Justine Gruser
Specialist, Photographs

Clare Lamport
Associate Specialist and Cataloguer, Photographs

General Enquiries
+44 20 7318 4092

SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction

7 - 14 July 2023