Foreword by Tom Ford. Introduction by Andy Cowan. Essay by Philippe Garner.
Jefferies Cowan & Hamiltons Gallery. London. 2006. Published in an edition of 2,000 copies in 4 different bindings, this being one with yellow endpapers, light grey cloth and a dark grey cloth slipcase. Hardback; grey cloth-bound boards, slipcase. [c.80 pages.] 29 large reproductions of Horst's platinum prints, printed on rectos only. English. 410 x 320mm. 2.3kg. 095545820x. Fine, in very good slipcase; light surface wear to slipcase with some rubbing to edges.
A year after Hamiltons Gallery first exhibition of Horst's work in 1986, owners Tim Jefferies and Andy Cowan commissioned a series of platinum prints from Horst of his most favourite images. The cost of printing on platinum was expensive but the exhibition in 1987 was a huge success, elevating Horst's photographs to the level of fine art and creating a high-price market for his work. In 2006, to mark the centenary of Horst's birth, Hamiltons exhibited his platinum prints again, publishing the limited edition book Horst. Platinum to commemorate the event. The book is beautifully produced and printed, reflecting the quality and tonality of the platinum prints. Many of Horst's most iconic images are present, including 'Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, 1937', 'Electric Beauty, 1939', 'Mainbocher Corset, 1939' and 'Lisa with Turban, 1940'.