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Herb Ritts    (American, 1952-2002)

 Herb Ritts - Backflip, Paradise Cove (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
Herb Ritts
Backflip, Paradise Cove 1987
 
 Herb Ritts - Curved Torso, Hollywood (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
Herb Ritts
Curved Torso, Hollywood 1989
 
 Herb Ritts - Floating Torso, St. Barthelemy (Photographs) h: 20 x w: 24 in / h: 50.8 x w: 61 cm
Herb Ritts
Floating Torso, St. Barthelemy 1987
 
 Herb Ritts - Fred with Tires, Hollywood (Photographs) h: 20 x w: 24 in / h: 50.8 x w: 61 cm
Herb Ritts
Fred with Tires, Hollywood 1984
 
 Herb Ritts - Madonna, Tokyo (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
Herb Ritts
Madonna, Tokyo 1987
 
 Herb Ritts - Nude with Tumbleweed, Paradise Cove (Photographs) h: 18 x w: 22 in / h: 45.7 x w: 55.9 cm
Herb Ritts
Nude with Tumbleweed, Paradise Cove 1986
 
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Biography
1952 Born: Brentwood, CA
1970 - 1974 Majored in economics and art history at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
1991 Received an Infinity Award for Applied Photography from the International Center for Photography(ICP) in New York, NY for the portraits he shot for The Gap
1980 - 2001 Worked with magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue on portraits of famous people and artistic photos of models
Created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Gap, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Levi’s, Pirelli, Polo Ralph Lauren, Valentino among others
2002 Died: Los Angeles, CA from pneumonia-related complications
2008 Was awarded a Pioneer Award from The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation(GLAAD)

Exhibitions
2010 Revealed: The Tradition of Male Homoerotic Art, Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries, New Britain, CT
Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Mick Jagger: Promenade Rock, Recontres d'arles, Arles, France
2009 Ingres and the Moderns, Musée Ingres, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec, Canada
2008 Vanity Fair: Photographs 1913-2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveling to: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and National Portrait Gallery, London, U.K.
This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Herb Ritts and Horst P. Horst, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
Herb Ritts, Hamiltons Gallery, London, U.K.(solo)
All For Art! Great Private Collections Among US, Musée des Beaux Arts , Montreal, Canada
OCULTOS (Hidden), Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain
Classic Beauty: Part 2 - Photographs of the Male Nude, Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, NY
Celebrity Photographs 2007, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA(solo)
2006 Herb Ritts: A Personal Vision, Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY(solo)
Sans Regard: Collection Dancing Bear of W.M. Hunt, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005 Herb Ritts : BODY 1984-1999, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
25 Years: Fay Gold Anniversary Exhibition, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Chronos: Time in Art From the 17th Century to the Modern Day, Il Filatoio, Caraglio, Italy
Speaking With Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
2004 Herb Ritts, Museum of Art & History, Shunan City, Japan(solo)
Body, Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Platinum, Galleria abOrigena, Milan, Italy
Photo-Icon, Arte Fino, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 Herb Ritts Memorial Exhibition, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA(solo)
Herb Ritts, Daimaru Museum, Kyoto, Japan(solo)
Masterworks in Platinum, Camera Obscura, Denver, CO
2002 Faces in Music 1952-2002, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Archeology of Elegance, International Hall of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2001 Cartier, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany; traveling to: Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
The Portrait / The Nude III, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Herb Ritts - NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Germany(solo)
2000 Herb Ritts, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy(solo)
Herb Ritts: Photographien, Camerawork Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Masterminds of Mode: International Fashion Festival, Kobe Fashion Museum, Kobe, Japan
1999 Herb Ritts, Fondation Cartier pour L'Art Contemporain, Paris, France (solo)
Herb Ritts: WORK, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO(solo)
Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art & Fashion, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
1998 Herb Ritts, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR (solo)
Herb Ritts: Photographs, SK Josefsberg Studio, Portland, OR(solo)
Waterproof/A Prova de Agua, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
1997 Summer Pleasures, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, NY
Africa, Albany Museum of Arts, Albany, GA
1996 Herb Ritts: Work, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA(solo)

Literature
2010 Charchward, Charles. Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour: A Photographer's Life and His World. Rizzoli: New York
2002 Bellafante, Ginia. Herb Ritts, Photographer Of Celebrities, Is Dead at 50. New York Times
1999 Herb Ritts: Foundation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain. Thames & Hudson; London
1996 Ritts, Herb & Fairbrother, Trevor. Herb Ritts: Work. Bulfinch: Boston
1992 Ritts, Herb. Notorious. Bulfinch: Boston
1989 Ritts, Herb. Men/Women. Twin Palms Publishers: Santa Fe
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