Peter Lindbergh - Photographs New York Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    American Harper's Bazaar, 'A Star is Born', December 1994; Schirmer Mosel, Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, p. 13; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, back cover and p. 190

  • Catalogue Essay

    As one of the fashion industry's strongest pillars, Peter Lindbergh's oeuvre is masterful for its seemingly effortlessness and simplified aesthetic. Launching the supermodels boom that characterized the 1980s and 1990s, Lindbergh eschewed the heavy styling and excessive visual opulence that typified the era. Instead, his subjects were consistently depicted with minimal makeup and modest hairstyles, conveying looseness, confidence and a joyful naturalness.

    In Kate Moss, Harper's Bazaar US, Long Island, NY, USA, 1994, and Estelle Lefebure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Vogue US, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 1988 (lot 174), the models appear candid and relaxed. None are striking contorted poses or dramatic expressions, allowing their essence as everyday women and confidence as icons of beauty to seamlessly merge under Lindbergh's masterful lens.


Kate Moss, Harper's Bazaar US, Long Island, NY, USA

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
58 x 46 in. (147.3 x 116.8 cm).
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/3 in pencil on the verso.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $68,500


9 April 2011
New York