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  • Catalogue Essay

    For over 30 years, Calvin Klein’s provocative advertising campaigns have continued to seduce and shock audiences globally. Their sexy and at times risqué looks have become synonymous with the iconic fashion brand. Coined ‘the original sexy’, Calvin Klein Underwear’s Fall 2015 campaign presented the brand as the originator of sexy. Channelling classic Calvin Klein campaigns of the 1980s and 1990s shot by the likes of Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts, Mikael Jansson created this sensuous image with the then freshest face in fashion – Kendall Jenner. Shot at Pier 59 in New York, Jansson’s photograph captures a coy and seductive Kendall as she looks back at the camera, the contours of her body delineated against the black background. The present work is a stunning large-format gelatin silver print made exclusively for this sale. Jansson’s work has been featured internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art’s 2004 exhibition Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 and his 2007 solo show and monograph Speed of Light at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm and published by Steidl.

ULTIMATE CAMPAIGN

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Kendall Jenner, New York studio

2015
Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 141 x 108 cm (55 1/2 x 42 1/2 in.)
Frame: 146 x 113 cm (57 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.)

Signed, numbered 1/1 in ink, printed title and date 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.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £15,000

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7901 7996

Yuka Yamaji
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4098

Photographs

London Auction 18 May 2017