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A Master Of Style

Atlas Gallery presents the first UK solo show of George Hoyningen-Huene’s work in almost 40 years.

He worked at Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazar in the 20’s and 30’s, was considered “a master” by Richard Avedon, collaborated with Man Ray and Salvador Dalí, photographed the most revered celebrities in cinema and fashion of his time. Openly gay and a supporter of strong, independent women, George Hoyningen-Huene mixed elements of modernism, neoclassicism and surrealism to create magic around his models’ personalities.

Swimwear with Hula Hoop, Miss E. Carise, 1930

Bettina Jones, Beachwear by Schiaparelli, 1928

Sudanese Nude, 1937

Agneta Fischer Modelling Evening Gloves, 1931

Glances travel fast in Huene’s photographs, and studies of chic beachwear become the set of scenes that display a free, sophisticated and playful sexual tension. The exhibition includes photographs that have never been publicly exhibited and a number of large platinum palladium prints, made under Horst’s instruction.

Horst Torso with Beachwear, 1930

Lee Miller, Sailcloth Overalls by Yrande, 1930

Josephine Baker, 1929

Divers, Swimwear by Izod, Horst and Lee Miller, 1930

George Hoyningen-Huene’s exhibition Allure opens on May 5 at
Atlas Gallery.

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