Horst P. Horst Exhibition

March 29, 2016

The Dali Museum Presents New Summer Exhibition Featuring Works of Famed Photographer Horst P. Horst

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 29, 2016) – This summer, The Dalí Museum will present an alluring exhibition of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), who ranked alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the last century’s leading photographers. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden and he became renowned as a master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion.

In the early 1930s Horst moved to Paris – the heart of the creative avant-garde – and befriended designers and artists like Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí. Horst’s career spanned the opulence of Parisian pre-war haute couture and the rise of ready-to-wear fashions in Post-war America. Not confined to fashion, Horst excelled at portraiture, nude studies, interiors and still life photography, drawing from a wide range of sources from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to surrealist discourse.

Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), commented, “We are delighted to collaborate with The Dalí to bring this major V&A exhibition to the U.S. The Dalí’s spectacular galleries and collection provide the perfect context in which to explore the influence Surrealist art had on Horst’s photography and the wider world of fashion and design.”

“Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism” Exhibit Details:

180 works: original vintage photographs, sketches, films, letters, cameras and large scale color prints made for the exhibition, in collaboration with the Condé Nast Archive in New York

Galleries/Sections: Haute Couture (1930s Paris), Surrealism, The Studio, Fashion in Color, Nudes, Platinum

A lavishly illustrated book, Horst: Photographer of Style, accompanies the exhibition, and will be available at The Dalí Museum Store. The book includes a Foreword by Anna Wintour, interview with model Carmen Dell’Orefice, and new research from eight expert authors. The book is published by Rizzoli and edited by Susanna Brown, V&A Curator of Photographs.

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Exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism is curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and for The Dalí Museum by Joan Kropf. Works are on loan from the V&A, The Horst Estate, The Condé Nast Archive, Richard J. Horst, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection and other private collections.

Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination
Continuing through June 12, 2016, visitors can explore the immersive exhibition “Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination.” Presented through a multimedia wonderland of original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio – this comprehensive exhibition showcases two vastly different icons who were drawn to each other through their unique personalities, their enduring friendship, and their collaboration on the animated short Destino. Included in the exhibit is the international sensation, Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality experience that lets viewers go inside a famous Dalí work. Visit TheDali.org/Disney for more information and to explore a 360 video version of Dreams of Dali.

About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.

The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it was listed by AOL Travel News as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime.”

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767 or visit TheDali.org.

Lorin Augeri, LAugeri@paradiseadv.com, 954.815.2156