1989 Vintage ELTON JOHN Singer HERB RITTS Piano Music England Glasses Photo Art. Since 1989 - The Name You Can Trust For Fine Vintage Photogravures, Photographs & Antique Prints.Serving the Design & Decor trades for over 20 years. See our vintage and original prints featured in. And other fine quality publications. WE LIST DOZENS OF NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY! Where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure.
The watermark words "Fine Photo Galleries" do not appear on the actual print. Photographer: Herbert "Herb" Ritts (American, 1952 - 2002) - renowned fashion, art and celebrity photographer.
Subject: Elton John, Los Angeles. Type Of Print: Authentic Vintage Sheet Fed.
Paper: Medium weight - satin/matte finish. Approximate Image Size: 15 x 11 inches Print Border: No - full bleed print.Condition Grade: Extra Fine + + Verso: Blank. Registered Vintage Archive Serial #. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. An authentic vintage (NOT a computer scanned reprint) 1992 sheet fed photogravure plate by the internationally renowned American photographer Herb Ritts. One of the most significant photographic artists of the 20th century, Ritts iconic fashion, celebrity and art images are held in important collections and museums throughout the world.
Whether you collect photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this atmospheric photogravure will frame and display beautifully! This photogravure is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" cell structure, uniform pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a high quality sheet fed gravure plate.
Herb Ritts first became seriously interested in photography when he and friend Richard Gere, then an aspiring actor, decided to shoot some photographs in front of an old jacked up Buick. The picture gained Ritts some coverage and he began to be more serious about photography.
He photographed Brooke Shields for the cover of the Oct. 12, 1981 edition of Elle and he photographed Olivia Newton-John for her Physical album in 1981. Five years later, he would replicate that cover pose with Madonna for her 1986 release True Blue. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts photographed celebrities such as Diana Ross, Christopher Reeve, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jordan, Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Francesco Clemente, George Clooney, Cher, Mel Gibson, Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt, Ronald Reagan, Julia Roberts, Stephen Hawking, Nicole Kidman, Edward Norton, Tom Cruise, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dizzy Gillespie, Elton John, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Richard Gere, Jack Nicholson, Cindy Crawford, David Bowie and Tina Turner.
He took many fashion and nude photos of supermodel Cindy Crawford. He also worked for the magazines, Interview, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Glamour, GQ, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Time, Vogue, Allure, Vanity Fair, Details, and Elle.
He photographed Prince for his The Hits/The B-Sides greatest-hits package released in 1993. He published many books on photography for leading fashion designers including, Giorgio Armani, Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden, Donna Karan, Cartier, Guess, Maybelline, TAG Heuer, Lacoste, Gianfranco Ferré, Levi's, Victoria's Secret, Gap, Acura, CoverGirl, Lancôme, and Valentino. From 1996 to 1997 his work was displayed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, attracting more than 250,000 people to the exhibit and in 2003 a solo exhibition was held at the Daimaru Museum, in Kyoto, Japan. Herb Ritts died in 2002 of complications from Pneumonia at the age of 50. READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY!- The expensive engraved copper plate photogravure process and the resulting fine prints make vintage photogravures highly collectible and excellent vintage prints for framing. ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking process utilizing a carefully etched copper plate made from the original negative/image. Prints are made by pressing suitable paper heavily down upon the inked copper plate which has been intricately etched to varying depths corresponding with the actual tonality of the original negative, This precisely etched plate combined with a fine "honeycomb" screen controls the amount of ink to be transferred to the paper at any given point in direct proportion to the variation of tone in the original image. The result is a true continuous tone print which combines many qualities of a traditional silver based photograph with a tactile feel similar to an etching, engraving or lithograph.
Rich in tonal detail, the photogravure process produces delicately rendered shades for a look which is unique in the world of photographic print making. In the early to mid 1900's photogravure was selected (when budgets allowed) for special high quality publishing and portfolio projects, but due to its significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today. From Man Ray and Ruth Bernhard to Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, many of the world's most renowned photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process.Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "finephoto" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.