Previous LotNext lot

Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)
LOT ID: 100865
Female Nude with Black Sand, 1989

Gelatin Silver Print
18.11 х 14.96 in. (46 x 38 cm.)
Signed, blindstamped, titled, dated, and numbered 10/25 on verso.
Edition 10/25
Lot description
Mount size is 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Described as “Retro-Neo-Deco” in style, Herb Ritts' photographs have revolutionized both nude portraiture and fashion photography. In "Female Nude with Black Sand," Ritts modernizes the notion of the classical nude through his intense contemplation of light, texture and warmth. Ritts pays close attention to the female figure, as well as the brightly sunlit Hawaiian beach where this image was shot, to produce bold contrasts between the human form and the natural environment. Though his rich understanding of the body and its formal qualities, Ritts captures his subjects in an undeniably seductive manner that portrays them as both intimate and unattainable.
Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
  • Female Nude with Black Sand by Herb Ritts
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
Share |
Add Herb Ritts to My Artist Alert
Receive email alerts as soon as artists you follow are up for sale. Update your artist watch list any time.
artnet Auctions—Buy and sell art 24/7 worldwide. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered
trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Call for Assistance: US +1-877-388-3256, EU +49 (0)30 20 91 78 50