Phillips’ Photographs

As a leader in the field, Phillips’ Photographs department prides itself on its ability to cater to today’s ever-evolving collecting trends. Sales are uniquely distinguished for their balanced selection of classic and contemporary works that achieve strong results across all genres of the medium, including works by 19th and 20th century masters such as Gustave Le Gray, Carleton Watkins, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank and Robert Mapplethorpe, as well as contemporary stars such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Peter Beard, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth and Desiree Dolron.

Eiji Ohashi – Roadside Lights #001, 2017
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Annie Leibovitz – Queen Elizabeth II, The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007
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Richard Mosse – Nowhere to Run (Infra series), 2010
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Liz Collins – Cara Sweetie, 2014
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Henri Cartier-Bresson – Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952
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Matthew Rolston – Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles, the latest exhibition by noted Hollywood photographer Matthew Rolston. Rolston is an artist who works in photography and video; his practice centers on portraiture, most notably subjects drawn from celebrity culture.

One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity-focused Interview magazine, Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photography. His latest exhibition and publication, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles is a retrospective of his 1980s photography and presents a stunning array of portraits that beautifully capture the breadth of that decade’s iconic talent, from Michael Jackson to Madonna, from Cyndi Lauper to Prince.

Alongside such luminaries as Herb Ritts and Greg Gorman, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers (among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel) who came from the 1980s magazine scene. Rolston helped define the era’s take on celebrity image-making, ‘gender bending,’ and much more. The photographs in this collection recall the glamour of old Hollywood with postmodern irony, helping to point the way towards the cult of fame with which we live today.
Released in conjunction with this exhibition, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles is also available as a lavish 262-page book, produced by teNeues and available for purchase through the gallery for $125.
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Matthew Rolston – Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles
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Variants by Herb Ritts

Variants by Herb Ritts
The exhibition gives you a comprehensive insight into the unprecedented body of work by Herb Ritts, who is regarded as one of the most important fashion, portrait and celebrity photographers in history.

HerbRitts10aCindy Crawford Blonde · 1993

HerbRitts10bCindy Crawford Blonde 2 · 1993

HerbRitts10cNaomi in Corset · 1991

HerbRitts10dNaomi in Corset 2 · 1991

This generation right now has to see what Herb Ritts’ work was about because it’s something that I think when you open the fashion magazines it’s definitely missing. — Naomi Campbell, 2012

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HerbRitts10eRichard Gere, San Bernardino, 1977

Within a very short time, Herb Ritts attained the legendary status of a fashion-, celebrity-, portrait- and nude photographer. His, at first, private pictures of a young, still relatively unknown Richard Gere, bursting of strength while changing a tire helped establish the photographer’s career as icon photographer of the pop culture.

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Variants by Herb Ritts

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Mark Seliger’s Portraits

Here’s how a kid from Texas became a master
by Scott Alexander

MarkSeliger03a MarkSeliger03b MarkSeliger03c MarkSeliger03d MarkSeliger03eOn November 4, 1984, Mark Seliger, all long limbs, wide eyes, and 24-year-old energy, arrived in New York City, where he began an extended stay at his brother’s place in Brooklyn. “I would get up in the morning, get on the train at 6 a.m., make it into the city, and have a coffee,” he says. “Then I’d start plugging dimes into the phone booth.” Every dime was a cold call to a photographer. He’d keep at it until one of them agreed to let him come and assist…

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Fashion, celebrity, portrait and nude photographer Herb Ritts

Within a very short time, Herb Ritts attained the legendary status of a fashion-, celebrity-, portrait- and nude photographer… Herb Ritts decidedly influenced the aesthetics of magazines such as »Vogue«, »Vanity Fair«, and »Interview« with his fashion productions of the 1980s and 1990s. His advertising campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Armani, and Gap were instantaneously memorable …

Nicole Kidman, Culver City 1999 herbritts010 herbritts020 herbritts030 herbritts040 herbritts050 herbritts060Nicole Kidman – 1999, Johnny Depp – 1991, Gary Oldman, Dracula I – 1992, Naomi Seated – 1991, Sean Connery – 1989, Versace Veiled dress – 1990, Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana and Naomi – 1989

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Brian Bowen Smith | Projects

brianbowensmith01Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Brian Bowen Smith became a professional photographer by a less traditional route than most. While performing as a pro athlete, Bowen Smith happen to catch the eye of legendary photographer Herb Ritts, who invited him to appear in a Gap ad campaign. Ritts subsequently became his mentor and friend. Four years spent as Ritts’ assistant helped Bowen Smith to establish his photographic style, and assignments for W, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Self and Interview soon followed.

brianbowensmith02Now living in Los Angeles, Bowen Smith has established himself as a veteran celebrity and beauty photographer, having worked with some of the best-known TV, music and movie stars of today (both up-and-coming and established), among them Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Warren Beatty, Orlando Bloom, Adrian Brody, Cindy Crawford, Sheryl Crow, Cat Deeley, Emily Deschanel, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Ethan Hawke, Demi Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Winona Ryder, Brooke Shields, Hillary Swank and Billy Bob Thornton, among many others.

brianbowensmith03As this first monograph shows, many of these stars have gone on to become close friends. Projects spans the gamut of Bowen Smith’s work, from personal work to commissioned assignments done over the past ten years.

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Andy Gotts Celebrity Portraits

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Andy Gotts is a photographer based in London, England and New York. He is most noted for his black and white portraits of Hollywood actors and singers.

Since 1990 Gotts’ work has been published internationally and has appeared in many magazines.

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