Steven Klein - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips
  • Literature

    'Alexander McQueen', American Vogue, April 2010, p. 251 (variant)
    'Spirit: Tribute to Alexander McQueen', Visionaire 58, 2010, n.p. (this lot)
    V99, Spring 2016, cover (variant)

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘I was commissioned to shoot this portrait of Alexander for American Vogue. I expected him to come in wearing what he usually wore – a T-shirt or something more casual. I was surprised to see him in a formal suit. This picture did not run until after he passed away in 2010. After looking at my 8x10 Polaroids, I discovered one Polaroid that was stuck to another; a haunting ghost image appeared on the back of the one that had adhered to the original. Plus, another image of Alexander on the other side.’

    Steven Klein, March 2020



Alexander McQueen, New York City

6 September 2002
Unique colour Polaroid 8x10 print diptych, the image transfer on the verso of the left print.
Each sheet 26.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Each signed in ink on the verso.

This work is unique.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £8,750

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London Auction 25 September 2020