Patrick Demarchelier - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'True Romance', Vogue US, November 2014, p. 231, colour variant
    P. Posnick, Stoppers: Photographs from My Life at Vogue, Abrams, p. 125, colour variant, to be published November 2016

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘[Patrick Demarchelier’s] elegant photographs are easy to understand. He simply makes women look beautiful. Whenever I ask him to do a photo, he says yes even before he knows what the subject is, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Vogue doesn’t publish conventional beauty pictures. The ones that Patrick takes are as close as we get to ‘pretty,’ but they have a little twist that makes them unusual. His photos look deceptively simple, but they’re not simple at all… [For Karlie Kloss, New York] we brought buckets of pink roses in every size and shade to the studio to illustrate an article on rose ingredients in beauty potions. Julien d'Ys, who created this look, had other ideas. He brought a book of flowers and covered Karlie's head and neck with cut outs, then used only two real roses. I added the third. At the end of the day, we all went home with the rest.’

    Phyllis Posnick

    Capturing surprising and spontaneous vitality in his photography for more than three decades, Demarchelier has shot for every major fashion magazine, including Vogue, Vanity Fair and W. He has published numerous monographs, including Patrick Demarchelier: Fashion Photography (1989) Exposing Elegance (1997) and Patrick Demarchelier (2014). In 2007, Demarchelier was awarded the CFDA Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert and was declared Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. Since 2010, Demarchelier has been collaborating with Dior, resulting in two books Dior Couture (2011) and Dior: New Couture (2014) as well as several international exhibitions.



Karlie Kloss, New York

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 139.7 x 101.6 cm (55 x 40 in.)
Frame: 144.3 x 107.5 cm (56 3/4 x 42 3/8 in.)

Signed, titled, 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.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £18,750

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London Auction 3 November 2016