Herb Ritts Los Angeles 1952 - 2002 Los Angeles

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Herb Ritts - Consuelo, Paradise Cove
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: 3.048 GBP
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Herb Ritts - Female Torso Detail, Hollywood
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 5.080 GBP
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Herb Ritts - Maasai Woman and Child, Africa
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 6.985 GBP
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Herb Ritts - Consuelo with Pine Branch, Paradise Cove, 1984
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Photographs
April 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 7.560 USD
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Herb Ritts - \'\
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Photographs
April 2024
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 4.096 USD
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Herb Ritts - Clay Man on Mantle, Hollywood, 1989
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Photographs
April 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 USD
Realised: 10.080 USD
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Herb Ritts - Keith Haring I, New York 1987
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: The Day Sale
February 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 16.380 USD
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Herb Ritts - Richard Gere II, Los Angeles, 1977
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 5.292 USD
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Herb Ritts - Jack Nicholson, Los Angeles, 1986
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 15.120 USD
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Herb Ritts - Stephanie, Cindy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 30.240 USD
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Herb Ritts - Kate Moss 5, Malibu, 1994
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 11.970 USD
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Herb Ritts - Ben Affleck I, El Mirage, 2002
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 6.048 USD
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The artist Herb Ritts

  • US-American self-taught photographer and music video director.
  • Photographed mainly black-and-white images, was inclined towards fashion and pop culture.
  • Worked with world stars such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Herb Ritts, born 13 August 1952 in Los Angeles, died 26 December 2002 there, was an American photographer and music video director. Ritts' photographic work focused mainly on black and white photographs of fashion and music. One of his best-known works is a portrait of a young, muscular man against the backdrop of a car repair shop: Fred with Tires (1984). In addition to his creative focus on fashion photography, Ritts also portrayed people such as Kofi Annan, Cindy Crawford, the Dalai Lama, Sir Elton John, Jack Nicholson or Elizabeth Taylor in an unconventional way and in unusual situations.

His oeuvre also includes collaborations with world-famous pop icons such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and Shakira. For example, he designed the cover of Madonna's album True Blue and directed the video for her song Cherish. Ritts is regarded as a self-taught artist who only continued his education through occasional courses.

His friendship with actor Richard Gere more or less helped him achieve success - a snapshot of Gere resting at a petrol station first drew attention to Ritts' work and can be seen as the start of his career. Soon after, his photographs graced the covers of various renowned (fashion) magazines - among them were Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair as well as Vogue.

Shortly before his death, he shot the video for the pop song Underneath your Clothes for singer Shakira and produced photo series with pop star Justin Timberlake and actor Ben Affleck. On 26 December 2002, he succumbed to the consequences of severe pneumonia - he was 50 years old. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was the first art house to dedicate a solo exhibition to him in 1996. After Ritt's death, the Herb Ritts Foundation presented the museum with 189 photographs from his estate and a donation of 2.5 million US dollars. The museum then set up a permanent exhibition of Ritt's work (Herb Ritts Gallery for Photography).

Der Künstler Herb Ritts

  • US-amerikanischer autodidaktischer Fotograf und Musikvideoregisseur.
  • Fertigte hauptsächlich Schwarzweißaufnahmen im Mode- und pop-kulturellen Bereich.
  • Arbeitete mit Weltstars wie Madonna, Michael Jackson und Mariah Carey zusammen.

Herb Ritts, geb. 13.08.1952 in Los Angeles, gest. 26.12.2002 ebenda, war ein US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Musikvideoregisseur. Ritts fotografisches Schaffen fokussierte sich hauptsächlich auf Schwarzweißaufnahmen im Mode- und Musikbereich. Eines seiner bekanntesten Werke ist das Bildnis eines jungen, muskulösen Mannes vor der Kulisse einer Autowerkstatt: Fred with Tires (198). Neben seinem Schaffensschwerpunkt in der Modefotografie porträtierte Ritts auch Personen der Öffentlichkeit wie Kofi Annan, Cindy Crawford, den Dalai Lama, Sir Elton John, Jack Nicholson oder Elizabeth Taylor auf eine unkonventionelle Art und in ungewöhnlichen Situationen.

Sein Œuvre umfasst darüber hinaus Kooperationen mit weltbekannten Pop-Ikonen wie Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake und Shakira. So entwarf er etwa das Cover zu Madonnas Album True Blue und führte Regie beim Video zu ihrem Song Cherish. Ritts gilt als Autodidakt, der sich lediglich durch Gelegenheitskurse weiterbildete.

Seine Freundschaft zum Schauspieler Richard Gere verhalf ihm mehr oder minder zum Erfolg – ein Schnappschuss von Gere bei der Rast an einer Tankstelle lenkte erstmalig die Aufmerksamkeit auf Ritts Arbeit und kann als Beginn seiner Karriere gesehen werden. Bald darauf zierten seine Aufnahmen die Cover verschiedener renommierter (Mode-)Magazine – darunter befanden sich die Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair sowie die Vogue.

Kurz vor seinem Tod drehte er das Video zum Pop-Song Underneath your Clothes für Sängerin Shakira und fertigte Fotoserien mit Popstar Justin Timberlake und Schauspieler Ben Affleck. Am 26.12.2002 erlag er den Folgen einer schweren Lungenentzündung – er wurde 50 Jahre alt. Das Museum of Fine Arts in Boston war das erste Kunsthaus, das ihm 1996 eine Einzelausstellung widmete. Selbigem überreichte die Herb Ritts Foundation nach Ritts Tod 189 Fotografien aus dessen Nachlass sowie eine 2,5-Millionen-US-Dollar-Spende. Daraufhin richtete das Museum eine Dauerausstellung mit Ritts Arbeiten ein (Herb Ritts Gallery for Photography).

Herb Ritts - Tom Cruise IV, Malibu, 1993
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Elton’s Superstars
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 12.600 USD
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Herb Ritts - Carla Bruni II, Point Dume, 1992
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 8.190 USD
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Herb Ritts - Male Nude with Bubble, Los Angeles, 1987
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 10.710 USD
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Herb Ritts - Male Nude, Rear View, Silverlake, 1985
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 5.292 USD
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Herb Ritts - Two Male Nudes, Los Angeles, 1992
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 6.300 USD
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Herb Ritts - Paul (Torso) Los Angeles,1990
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 8.820 USD
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Herb Ritts - Antonio Rossi I, Miami 1997
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 USD
Realised: 16.380 USD
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Herb Ritts - Duo II, Los Angeles, 1990
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 11.970 USD
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Herb Ritts - Duo I, Mexico, 1990
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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Herb Ritts - Waterfall IV, Hollywood, 1988
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The Collection of Sir Elton John: Love, Lust and Devotion
February 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 18.900 USD
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Herb Ritts - Neith with Shadows, Rear View, Pound Ridge, New York
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Photographs
November 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Herb Ritts - Female Torso with Veil, Paradise Cove, California, 1984
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Photographs
October 2023
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 15.000 - 25.000 USD
Realised: 25.200 USD
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Herb Ritts in News and Exhibitions

On the 20th anniversary of the death of photographer Herb Ritts

Numerous LP covers such as Madonna's True Blue (1986) came from his hand: Herb Ritts, fashion and portrait photographer, is considered one of the most important in his field. The artist died exactly 20 years ago today. A look back at an influential career.

December 26, 2022

Herb Ritts in News and Exhibitions

Zum 20. Todestag von Fotograf Herb Ritts

Zahlreiche LP-Cover wie Madonnas True Blue (1986) stammen aus seiner Hand: Herb Ritts, Fashion- und Porträtfotograf, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten seines Fachs. Heute vor genau 20 Jahren verstarb der Künstler. Ein Blick zurück auf eine einflussreiche Karriere.

December 26, 2022

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