Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury

Sat, Apr 23, 2022 12:00PM EDT
Lot 514

Kurt Markus Cowboy Gelatin Silver Print, Signed

Estimate: $500 - $800

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Kurt Markus (b. 1947)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 1983
Country of origin; materials: American; gelatin silver print
Dimensions (H, W, D): 14.5"h, 18.5"w; 24.75"h, 21.75"w frame
Additional Information: Work is titled "Louis Sanders, Bell Ranch, New Mexico." Kurt Markus began his photography career in rural Montana and developed his expertise photographing cowboys, ranches and landscapes in the American West. He would later translate this expertise to fashion photography and is known for his black and white photos of Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and other high profile models. The 2016 Vanity Fair article "Fashion Photography and Kurt Markus's American West" describes Markus' transition to the fashion world: "When the magazine and fashion worlds turned their heads west to create campaigns and editorials, Markus was their guy. He understood the scorching light, deep shadows, and landscapes of the American desert, and he used this knowledge to craft his fashion photography."

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very good

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