George Hoyningen-huene
Bathers I by George Hoyningen-huene
1930 / 2014

Bathers I

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George Hoyningen-huene

Bathers I

Limited Edition, Edition of: 250, Archive Stamp
1930 / 2014
Bathers I by George Hoyningen-huene
$ 549.00
$ 549.00
$ 549.00
15.7 x 13.0"

Photo mount frame Hamburg, profile width: 0.8"

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$ 549.00
27.6 x 22.8"

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39.4 x 32.7"

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Background Information about George Hoyningen-huene

About the Work

Along with Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huené was one of the most defining figures in the early world of fashion photography. Adhering to the style of New Objectivity, he presented flawless bodies, celebrating their elegance through ingenious lighting techniques. The poses the models struck for the prominent photographer were cool yet sensual, and his works favoured simplicity over splendour. Only on second glance do we realize these sophisticated productions were actually shot in the studio.

Hoyningen-Huené’s remarkable talent for symmetry and contours has been recognised in numerous exhibitions. This includes a great exhibition of fashion photography from the collection of F.C. Gundlach in 2011, which took place in Vienna’s Kunsthalle Wien. In the accompanying brochure, Gundlach, one of the most renowned photography collectors in the German speaking area, explains that: “Fashion photographs are always interpretations and arrangements. They reflect and recreate the spirit of today, and anticipate the mood of tomorrow.” Few quotations could better characterise George Hoyningen-Huené’s remarkable oeuvre. His works offer fascinating insight into the emotions swirling around Paris in the 1920s and 1930s.

About the Artist

Born in 1900 in the St. Petersburg aristocracy, George Hoyningen-Huené led a life dramatically shaped by the Russian Revolution. Passing through Malta and London, he emigrated to Paris in 1920, and soon advanced to the position of lead photographer with French Vogue. There he came in contact with the most important figures of the avant-garde: Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Josephine Baker, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and legendary designer Coco Chanel. In the global capital of haute couture, Hoyningen-Huené became one of fashion photography’s most important figures.
1900Born under the name Georg Freiherr von Hoyningen-Huené in St. Petersburg, Russia
Fled to London during the Russian Revolution, later moved to Paris
1925Became the Head Photographer for the French edition of Vogue
1935Relocated to New York City, USA
Worked as a photographer for Harper’s Bazaar
1986Died in Los Angeles, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
F. C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg, Germany
International Center of Photography, New York City, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2010George Hoyningen-Huené – Photographs, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005George Hoyningen-Huené: Vintage Fashion Photography, Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York City, USA
2001Hoyningen-Huené: Shadow and Light, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York City, USA
1980Eye for Elegance: The Photography of George Hoyningen-Huené, International Center of Photography, New York City, USA
1977Photographs by Hoyningen-Huené, Sonnabend Gallery, New York City, USA
1970Huené and the Fashionable Image, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

Group Exhibitions

2012Portrayal/Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
2011Vanity, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Form and Fashion, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York City, USA
Great Moments in Glamour. Photographs of Society, Artists and Fashion in the Twentieth Century, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2010Nude Visions – 150 Jahre Körperbildung in der Fotografie, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy and Germany, 1918-1936, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
2009Fashion Room, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Paris capitale photographique 1920 – 1940, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2008Fashion: Nine Decades of Photography, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK
2007VIP: Very Important Photographs from the European, American and Australian photography collection 1840s - 1940s, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Amerikanische Modefotografie der 40er Jahre, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2006The Heartbeat of Fashion – Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2001The Look: Images of Glamour and Style – Photographs by Horst and Hoyningen-Huené, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, USA
2000The Perfect Rose, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York City, USA
1980Film und Foto der Zwanziger Jahre, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1977documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
1965Glamour Portraits, MoMA, New York City, USA
The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huené, William A. Ewing et al., London 1998.
Eye for Elegance: George Hoyningen-Huené, International Center of Photography (pub.), New York City 1980.
Hoyningen Huené: Meisterbildnisse. Frauen, Mode, Sport, Künstler, George Hoyningen-Huené, Berlin 1932.