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Herb Ritts

  • Herb Ritts began his photographic career in the late 1970s, and in addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone, Ritts created extraordinarily successful advertising campaigns for designers such as Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gap, and Gianni Versace. Since 1988 he directed numerous influential and award winning music videos and commercials. His photographs are characterized by a simple and strong graphic quality, with clean lines and strong forms. Highlighted in this tour are his iconic portraits of Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Dustin Hoffman, and Dale Chihuly.

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  • Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hollywood, California, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 101.6 x 114.3 cm (40 x 45 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.852

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Sinéad O’Connor, Malibu

    1990
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Malibu, California, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 129.5 x 113.0 cm (51 x 44 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.853

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage

    1990
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Description

    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.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    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.)

    Accession Number

    2000.854

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Dizzy Gillespie, Paris

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Paris, France

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 137.2 x 101.6 cm (54 x 40 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.855

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Mask, Hollywood

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hollywood, California, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 147.3 x 106.7 cm (58 x 42 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.856

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Black Female Torso, Los Angeles

    1987
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 127.0 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.857

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Tony with Black Face, Profile, Los Angeles

    1986
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Tony with Black Face, Profile, Los Angeles

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 127.0 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.858

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Michael Jordan, Chicago

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 127.0 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.859

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Darati, Profile, Africa

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Accession Number

    2000.860

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Maasai Woman and Child, Africa

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 137.8 x 108.6 cm (54 1/4 x 42 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.861

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Fred with Tires, Hollywood

    1984
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hollywood, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: FRED WITH TIRES, HOLLYWOOD, 1984 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: AP Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 55.9 x 43.2 cm (22 x 17 in.) Sheet: 73.7 x 61 cm (29 x 24 in.) Mount: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.862

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Waterfall IV, Hollywood

    1988
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hollywood, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Sheet, verso, l.l. in graphite: WATERFALL IV, HOLLYWOOD, 1988 Sheet, verso, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Sheet, verso, l.r. in graphite: AP1 Sheet, verso, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.5 x 38.8 cm (19 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.) Sheet (irregular): 56.4 x 46.7 cm (22 3/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.863

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • George Wallace I, Montgomery

    1995
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: GEORGE WALLACE I, MONTGOMERY, 1995 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 8/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 43.0 x 38.5 cm (16 15/16 x 15 3/16 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.7 cm (19 7/8 x 16 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.864

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • George Wallace II, Montgomery

    1995
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: GEORGE WALLACE II, MONTGOMERY, 1995 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 23/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.4 x 38.5 cm (18 11/16 x 15 3/16 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.8 cm (19 7/8 x 16 1/16 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.5 cm (25 1/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.865

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Female Torso with Veil, Paradise Cove

    1984
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Paradise Cove, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: FEMALE TORSO WITH VEIL, PARADISE COVE, 1984 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 23/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 44.8 x 38.1 cm (17 5/8 x 15 in.) Sheet: 50.3 x 40.6 cm (19 13/16 x 16 in.) Mount: 63.5 x 53.3 cm (25 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.866

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Tatjana Veiled Head, Tight View, Joshua Tree

    1988
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Joshua Tree National Park, near Palm Springs, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Sheet, verso, l.l. in graphite: TATJANA VEILED HEAD, TIGHT VIEW, JOSHUA TREE, 1988 Sheet, verso, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Sheet, verso, l.r. in graphite: ed 14/25 Sheet, verso, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.5 x 37.0 cm (19 1/8 x 14 9/16 in.) Sheet (irregular): 61.4 x 46.0 cm (24 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.867

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Female Nude, Detail, Hawaii

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hawaii, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: FEMALE NUDE, DETAIL, HAWAII, 1989 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 23/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.9 x 38.1 cm (18 7/16 x 15 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in.) Mount: 63.5 x 53.4 cm (25 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.868

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jump, Paradise Cove

    1987
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Paradise Cove, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: JUMP, PARADISE COVE, 1987 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 22/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.6 x 38.7 cm (18 3/4 x 15 1/4 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in.) Mount: 63.4 x 53.3 cm (24 15/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.869

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Merce Cunningham, Standing, New York

    1991
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, New York, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: MERCE CUNNINGHAM, STANDING, NEW YORK, 1991 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 10/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.9 x 31.5 cm (18 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.870

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Merce Cunningham, Detail, New York

    1991
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, New York, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: MERCE CUNNINGHAM, DETAIL, NEW YORK, 1991 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 10/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 43.2 x 38.1 cm (17 x 15 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.7 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.871

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Naomi, Full Length, Los Angeles

    1992
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: NAOMI, FULL LENGTH, LOS ANGELES, 1992 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 5/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.872

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Nangini, Giant Fig Tree, Africa

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: NANGINI, GIANT FIG TREE, AFRICA, 1993 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 15/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 38 x 46.4 cm (14 15/16 x 18 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40.7 x 50.6 cm (16 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 53.4 x 63.7 cm (21 x 25 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.873

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, Hollywood

    1996
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hollywood, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: ROY LICHTENSTEIN, HOLLYWOOD, 1996 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 8/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.8 x 37.5 cm (18 13/16 x 14 3/4 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.3 cm (19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.874

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Neith with Shadows, Front View, Pound Ridge

    1985
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: NEITH WITH SHADOWS, FRONT VIEW, POUND RIDGE, 1985 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 6/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 44.6 x 37.7 cm (17 9/16 x 14 13/16 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.875

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Female Nude with Black Sand, Hawaii

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hawaii, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Sheet, verso, l.l. in graphite: FEMALE NUDE WITH BLACK SAND, HAWAII, 1989 Sheet, verso, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Sheet, verso, l.r. in graphite: ed 9/25 Sheet, verso, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.4 x 38.7 cm (19 1/16 x 15 1/4 in.) Sheet (irregular): 61.4 x 48.4 cm (24 3/16 x 19 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.876

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

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  • Madonna, Tokyo

    1987
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: MADONNA, TOKYO, 1987 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: AP2 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 45.4 x 38.2 cm (17 7/8 x 15 1/16 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.5 x 53.4 cm (25 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.877

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Richard Gere, San Bernardino

    1978
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, San Bernardino, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: RICHARD GERE, SAN BERNARDINO, 1978 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 18/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 43.2 x 33.4 cm (17 x 13 1/8 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.6 cm (19 15/16 x 16 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.4 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.878

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Woman in Sea, Hawaii

    1988
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Hawaii, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: WOMAN IN SEA, HAWAII, 1989 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: AP Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 57.7 x 45.2 cm (22 11/16 x 17 13/16 in.) Sheet: 60.5 x 50.5 cm (23 13/16 x 19 7/8 in.) Mount: 73.8 x 60.8 cm (29 1/16 x 23 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.879

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Male Nude with Tumbleweed, Paradise Cove

    1986
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Paradise Cove, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Sheet, verso, l.l. in graphite: MALE NUDE WITH TUMBLEWEED, PARADISE COVE, 1986 Sheet, verso, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Sheet, verso, l.r. in graphite: ed 10/25 Sheet, verso, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 57.4 x 45.9 cm (22 5/8 x 18 1/16 in.) Sheet (irregular): 66.6 x 56 cm (26 1/4 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.880

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    Not On View

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  • Versace Veiled Dress, El Mirage

    1990
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: VERSACE VEILED DRESS, EL MIRAGE, 1990 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 13/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 55.8 x 44.6 cm (21 15/16 x 17 9/16 in.) Sheet: 60.9 x 50.6 cm (24 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 73.8 x 61.1 cm (29 1/16 x 24 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.881

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • k.d. Lang and Cindy Crawford, Los Angeles

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: K.D. LANG AND CINDY CRAWFORD, LOS ANGELES, 1993 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 11/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 57.4 x 47.1 cm (22 5/8 x 18 9/16 in.) Sheet: 60.5 x 50.5 cm (23 13/16 x 19 7/8 in.) Mount: 73.8 x 60.9 cm (29 1/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.882

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • William S. Burroughs with Basket, Kansas

    1990
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Kansas, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS WITH BASKET, KANSAS, 1990 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 5/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 57.6 x 39.9 cm (22 11/16 x 15 11/16 in.) Sheet: 60.6 x 50.6 cm (23 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 73.8 x 61.0 cm (29 1/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.883

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • William S. Burroughs with Glasses, Kansas

    1990
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Kansas, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS WITH GLASSES, KANSAS, 1990 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 9/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 51 x 47.1 cm (20 1/16 x 18 9/16 in.) Sheet: 60.6 x 50.6 cm (23 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 73.8 x 61 cm (29 1/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.884

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Wrapped Torso, Los Angeles

    1989
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Sheet, verso, l.l. in graphite: WRAPPED TORSO, LOS ANGELES Sheet, verso, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Sheet, verso, l.r. in graphite: AP2 Sheet, verso, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.4 x 38.4 cm (18 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.) Sheet (irregular): 56.8 x 46.1 cm (22 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.885

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Jack Nicholson, Los Angeles

    1986
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: JACK NICHOLSON, LOS ANGELES, 1986 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: AP Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.9 x 36.5 cm (18 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.3 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.7 x 53.3 cm (25 1/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.886

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Louise Bourgeois, New York

    1991
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, New York, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: LOUISE BOURGEOIS, NEW YORK, 1991 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 16/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.7 x 25.8 cm (12 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.) Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.) Mount: 39.9 x 33 cm (15 11/16 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.887

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Dustin Hoffman, Los Angeles

    1986
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: DUSTIN HOFFMAN, LOS ANGELES, 1986 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 8/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 33 x 25.8 cm (13 x 10 3/16 in.) Sheet: 35.5 x 27.8 cm (14 x 10 15/16 in.) Mount: 40.1 x 33.1 cm (15 13/16 x 13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.888

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Point Dume

    1987
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Point Dume, near Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, POINT DUME, 1987 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 16/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; 2000, gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.9 x 25.4 cm (12 9/16 x 10 in.) Sheet: 35.6 x 27.8 cm (14 x 10 15/16 in.) Mount: 40.1 x 33.1 cm (15 13/16 x 13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.889

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Madonna, Vogue, Los Angeles

    1991
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: MADONNA, VOGUE, LOS ANGELES, 1991 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 5/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.9 x 23.4 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.) Mount: 40 x 33 cm (15 3/4 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.890

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Dale Chihuly, Seated, Los Angeles

    1995
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: DALE CHIHULY, SEATED, LOS ANGELES, 1995 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 5/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 33.2 x 25.9 cm (13 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.) Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.) Mount: 40.1 x 33.1 cm (15 13/16 x 13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.891

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Nandoye and Nangini, Hands Joined, Africa

    1993
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: NANDOYE AND NANGINI, HANDS JOINED, AFRICA, 1993 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 5/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; 2000, gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 30.9 x 26.1 cm (12 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 35.5 x 28.1 cm (14 x 11 1/16 in.) Mount: 40 x 33 cm (15 3/4 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.895

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)

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  • Neith with Shadows, Rear View, Pound Ridge

    1985
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted, Pound Ridge

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: NEITH WITH SHADOWS, REAR VIEW, POUND RIDGE, 1985 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 9/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; gift to MFA, September 20, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.6 x 37.7 cm (18 3/8 x 14 13/16 in.) Sheet: 50.6 x 40.4 cm (19 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 63.6 x 53.2 cm (25 1/16 x 20 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.896

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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