Herb Ritts's "Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood," 1989
(Courtesy Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Before he died in 2002 at age 50, the fashion photographer Herb Ritts captured moments that remain a part of our zeitgeist, like "Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood," the 1989 image that helped define the idea of the supermodel. This weekend is the last chance to see 41 of the photographer’s images in “Herb Ritts: Celebrity and Fashion” at the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition features prints curated by, and on loan from, Boston’s Museum of Fine Art, the largest institutional owner of Ritts’s work. In addition, the Herb Ritts Foundation in Los Angeles lent the museum video clips, advertisements, and photographic equipment.
See a 1993 portrait of a pixie-haired Drew Barrymore; a 1991 close-up photograph of Elizabeth Taylor clad in a towel turban with a large engagement ring on her hand; and the controversial 1993 image of Cindy Crawford straddling K.D. Lang. Click through our slideshow for exhibition highlights.