“Horst: Fashion & Portraits”

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Leica Gallery Istanbul was carried to Istanbul by the Doğuş in collaboration with Leica Camera AG that has contributed significantly to the development of culture and art now in collaboration with the Horst P. Horst Estate and The Art Design Project is pleased to host the first solo show of Horst P. Horst in Turkey between 13 September – 24 November, 2018. The artist  was known as “the Master of Light” in fashion and portrait photography.

Leica Gallery Istanbul was carried to Istanbul by the Doğuş Group in collaboration with Leica Camera AG to host “Master of Light” Horst P. Horst who is ranked alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the 20th century’s leading photographers.  Horst P. Horst’s first solo exhibition in Turkey curated by Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque from The Art Design Project and Yasemin Elci from Leica Gallery, titled Horst: Fashion & Portraits which runs between 13 September – 24 November at Leica Gallery Istanbul.

The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Horst P. Horst Estate and The Art Design Project Miami; Horst’s portraits of Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, Cy Twombly, Paloma Picasso, Marella Agnelli, Emilio Pucci, Elsa Peretti, Diane von Furstenberg, Classics and Fashion series are exhibited. Horst who working with important artists and designers such Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, will also see photographs of Istanbul for the first time around the world.

At the beginning of the 1930s, Horst’s photographs replaced George Hoyningen-Huene, the chief photographer of Paris Vogue, soon had been published in French, British and American prints. Creator of surreal, impressive and timeless scenes, Horst, in an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden magazines. In addition to his fashion photographs, Horst also has portrayed many celebrities from the actress to writers, from heads of state to the royal family.

Note: This exhibition runs parallel to the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

About Leica Gallery Istanbul: Leica which has more than 200 stores in the world, Leica Gallery Istanbul, one of the largest examples of the world,  opened in 2016 at bomontiada by the Doğuş Group to bring together its store, gallery and academy after Los Angles and Frankfurt. The Leica Gallery Istanbul aims to become a hub for the photography world in Turkey and to demonstrate the creative potential of Turkey to the international art scene. Leica Gallery Istanbul’s program includes internationally renowned photographers as well as local artists who create challenging work that either have gained international recognition or await discovery. The gallery open from Tuesday to Sunday between 11.00-19.00 hours.

About The Art Design Project: The Art Design Project is a series of itinerant art installations, with the exclusive purpose of promoting art and design. The Founder and head curator of The Art Design project, Mr. Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, began his design career in New York in the early 90s, where he established his first design studio. He was an early pioneer of photography in Miami with his Design District gallery A-D. There, he showed the works of seminal photographers Horst P. Horst, Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Nobuyoshi Araki, Albert Watson, Sarah Moon and his critically acclaimed monumental nudes show, among others. Mr. Arcila-Duque also curated the first retrospective of Horst P. Horst in America at the Forbes Museum in New York City. Since the advent of Art Basel Miami Beach, he has served as a co-chairman of the Junior Host Committee.

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