Tatjana Veiled Head (Tight View), Joshua Tree 1988

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Tatjana, Veiled Head, Tight View, Joshua Tree, 1988
Tatjana Veiled Head (Tight View), Joshua Tree 1988.jpg
ArtistHerb Ritts
Year1988 (1988)
MediumPhotograph
SubjectTatjana Patitz

Tatjana, Veiled Head, Tight View, Joshua Tree, 1988 is a black and white photograph by American photographer Herb Ritts (1952-2002). A close-up framing the thinly veiled face of a woman, the image was photographed in Joshua Tree, California in 1988.[1]

The woman in the photograph is fashion model, Tatjana Patitz, a subject of many of Ritts' commercial and fine art photographs.[2] The image, in which the subject's face is veiled with black chiffon, originally served as the cover of the October 1988 issue of British Vogue with an accompanying editorial titled "Metamorphosis of the Body."[3][4][5]

Tatjana, Veiled Head is one of the earliest and finest examples of Ritts' work bridging the world of contemporary high fashion photography and fine-art photography.[6] It was selected as one of Ritts' 10 most iconic images by Harper's Bazaar in 2015.[7] The image has been featured in such books as Herb Ritts L.A. Style by Paul Martineau (Getty Publications, USA, 2012) and Models of Influence by Nigel Barker (Harper Collins Publishers, USA, 2015).

It has appeared in the following exhibitions (partial list):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martineau, Paul (2010). L.A. Style. Los Angeles, California, USA: J. Paul Getty Museum. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-60606-100-8.
  2. ^ Churchward, Charles (2010). Herb Ritts The Golden Hour (First ed.). New York, New York, USA: Rizzoli New York. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-8478-3472-3.
  3. ^ "Metamorphosis of the Body". Imgur. Vogue/Conde Nast. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Tatjana Patitz Throughout the Years in Vogue". VOGUEGRAPHY. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  5. ^ "HERB RITTS (1952-2002) TATJANA VEILED HEAD, TIGHT VIEW, JOSHUA TREE, 1988". Christie's. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Herb Ritts Tatjana Veiled Head Tight View Joshua Tree". www.Artsy.net. Artsy. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  7. ^ Pieri, Kerry. "Images Swoon: 10 Iconic Photographs by Herb Ritts". www.HarpersBazaar.com. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Tatjana, Veiled Head, Tight View, Joshua Tree". www.Getty.edu. The J. Paul Getty Trust. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  9. ^ "HERB RITTS (1952-2002) TATJANA VEILED HEAD, TIGHT VIEW, JOSHUA TREE, 1988". Christie's. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  10. ^ Bunyan, Marcus. "Exhibition: Herb Ritts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston". Art Blart. Retrieved 30 July 2016.