Arthur Elgort at CAMERA WORK Gallery

CAMERA WORK Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition »Arthur Elgort« starting on December 11, 2021. The exhibition features more than 40 photographic works — among them large-sized portraits. They give an insight into the creative work of the internationally renowned photographer who changed the genre of fashion photography with his particular style from the beginning of the 1970s. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany.

Christy Turlington, New Orleans, LA, British Vogue, 1990.
© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

Arthur Elgort was born in New York City in 1940. As a teenager he attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School and then went on to study painYng at Hunter College. From early on, he realized that he wanted to express himself artistically in a more diverse way and therefore he decided to take a chance on photography. This turned into a passion, and he had found his true talent. Soon ager, in 1971, he made his debut in BriYsh »Vogue«. With that he gained a permanent place in the world of fashion photography, which he has influenced substanYally during is 50-year-long career up to the present day.

Patti Hansen, Lisa Taylor, and Beverly Johnson, San Francisco, CA, Vogue, 1976 .
© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

Arthur Elgort brought a breath of fresh air to the staged and stiff studio shoots of the early 1970s. Channeling the idea of the Impressionists, the former paining student encouraged his models to move freely creatng a snapshot aestheYc outside in the »real world« which was beyond the standard of the day. The exhibiYon shows lively models with less make-up in natural lighYng, portrayed by Arthur Elgort with his unmistakable personal style. Among them are world-famous photographs of fashion icons and supermodels such as Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Gia, Linda Evangelista, and Beverly Johnson.

The Rolling Stones, Long View Farm, MA, 1981.
© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

Besides these iconic portraits, the exhibition gives an insight into Arthur Elgort’s versatility as a photo artst, in which context his passionate photographic work on classical ballet took place and in which intriguingly relaxed portraits of the Rolling Stones and their world-renowned lead singer Mick Jagger were taken.

Kate Moss at Cafe Lipp, Paris, Vogue Italia, 1993 .
© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

His work is exhibited in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography in New York, in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, Nutcracker, NYC Ballet, 1978 .
© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

Elgort lives in New York City with his wife, Grethe Barrett Holby, who is a producer, stage director, choreographer, and dramaturge, and three children, including actor and singer Ansel Elgort.

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Exhibition
Arthur Elgort
from December 11, 2021
CAMERA WORK
Kantstrasse 149
10623 Berlin

Tusday - Saturday
11 - 18

CAMERA WORK

was founded in 1997 in Berlin, and has since then become one of the worldwide leading galleries for photography. With its historically coined gallery name, the gallery has always followed the philosophy to represent, next to world famous classic photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Herb Rios, and Albert Watson young and contemporary artists to manifest the position of photography as an independent genre within visual art and to give room to new positions. CAMERA WORK exclusively represents many prominent contemporary artists in Germany, Europe, and around the world such as David Yarrow, David Drebin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Russell James, Robert Polidori, Eugenio Recuenco, Maritn Schoeller, and Christian Tagliavini. CAMERA WORK regularly participates in the major international photography and art fairs, such as Art Central Hong Kong, Zona Maco in Mexico City, Paris Photo, and Photo London.

In 2020, CAMERA WORK established CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery—an innovative, high quality online gallery where art collectors and art lovers can experience exclusive exhibitions here

CAMERA WORK AG founded in 2001, owns one of the world’s most extensive and high-quality private photography collections with numerous vintage works by the most famous photographers of the 19th century up to the present. Beyond emphases on fashion, nude, and portrait photography, CAMERA WORK also focuses on the genres architecture and still life. From 2006 to 2019, CAMERA WORK presented THE KENNEDYS museum in Berlin, Germany.

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