TANZ STUDIEN - 16 HAND COLORED PRINTS of DANCERS by HORST P. HORST Rare Art Studies by the Famous Fashion Photographer 1950
TANZ STUDIEN. SIXTEEN HAND COLORED PRINTS OF SEMI-NUDE DANCERS. By HORST P. HORST.
16 LOOSE PLATES, 12x17 inches, HAND WATER-COLORED, all but one with HORST'S in plate SIGNATURE and DATE (1950).
The plates are held in an illustrated paper folder, and presented in a lovely, custom made, linen-covered, ribbon tied portfolio case, with a leather title label on the front panel.
Condition: The 16 plates are in NEAR FINE to FINE condition, each is beautiful and suitable for framing. The paper folder holding the plates is in FAIR condition, with creasing, toning, and tears, some with tape repairs. The custom made presentation portfolio is in NEAR FINE condition, solid and attractive.
RARE. This portfolio of Horst's hand-colored erotic illustrations, combining his love of Fashion, Art and Dance, are scarcer than his oft seen photographs. Unlisted in OCLC / WorldCat. I have never seen another copy.
About HORST (excerpted from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet):
******Horst P. Horst, b.1906 d.1999, was a German-American fashion photographer. In his teens, he met DANCER Evan Weidemann at the home of his aunt, and this aroused his interest in avant-garde art. In 1930 Horst moved to Paris. Not certain whether he wanted to focus on art, architecture or photography until, in 1930, he met Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene, a half-Baltic, half-American nobleman, and became his photographic assistant, occasional model, and lover. He traveled to England with him that winter where they visited photographer Cecil Beaton, who was working for the British edition of Vogue. In 1931, with the help of Beaton, Horst began his association with Vogue, publishing his first photograph in French Vogue in December 1931. His first exhibition took place at La Plume d'Or in Paris in 1932. It was reviewed by Janet Flanner in The New Yorker, and this review, which appeared after the exhibition ended, made Horst instantly prominent.******