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Horst

Artist:
George Hoyningen-Huene (American (born Russia), St. Petersburg 1900–1968 Los Angeles, California)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
21.7 x 16.0 cm (8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.451
Rights and Reproduction:
© Richard J. Horst
Not on view
In Hoyningen-Huene's picture, the torso of the fashion model and photographer Horst P. Horst is as finely modeled and still as that of a classical statue. Horst's stance, however, is not the archaic one of the Greeks, but that of a modern foot-soldier at ease. The only thing that seems odd about the uniform he sports is the shadowy bowtie--not the brevity.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso C: "#4295"; inscribed in JCW hand in pencil on mount, verso UR corner: "472. // Hoyningen-Huene // 1931";
[Howard Brookner to Waddell, October 20, 1980]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

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