LAST CHANCE: Herb Ritts: Beauty and Celebrity
The end of beauty.
"Waterfall IV, Hollywood, 1988," by Herb Ritts. Image courtesy of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Closes Sunday, July 28
The name “Herb Ritts” rings bells inside the minds of photographers, celebrities and lovers of pop culture. If you’ve never heard the name, most likely you’ve seen his style. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, the highly praised photographer’s work was all over fashion magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair. Ritts’ specialty was in his ability to capture the pure beauty of the human figure as it connected with the natural landscape around it. Whether his model was clothed or nude, he portrayed the body as art.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., closes the door on the exhibit Herb Ritts: Beauty and Celebrity on Sunday, July 28. His memorable photos are on display thanks to OKCMOA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Herb Ritts Foundation. A wide variety of his fashion photography and celebrity portraits will be on display, including those of some of Hollywood’s favorites like Madonna, Johnny Depp and Elizabeth Taylor.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursday) and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5-$10. Museum members and children five and under are free. Learn more at www.okcmoa.com.