Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage
Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)
Image/Sheet/Mount: 137.2 x 109.2 cm (54 x 43 in.) Framed: 144.5 x 116.5 x 5.1 cm (56 7/8 x 45 7/8 x 2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photograph, gelatin silver print
Not On View
The American photographer Herb Ritts produced a body of work in the 1980s and 1990s that seems to embody the outdoor lifestyle and glamour of the southern California beautiful set. This photograph, taken at El Mirage Dry Lake in California, appeared on the cover of Italian designer Gianni Versace’s September 1990 catalogue and incorporates a formalism and contemporary sensuality characteristic of Ritts’s aesthetic. Ritts’s photograph appeals through its boldly contrasting lights and darks.
The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.
Gift of Herb Ritts
© Herb Ritts Foundation