An exhibition of photographs by Herb Schmitz
Curated by Marguerite Smith
11th February – 1st March 2020
Herb Schmitz was born near Dusseldorf and started his career in photography in the UK when he arrived here in the early 1960’s working for the Durch Agency, KAPA which centered on the entertainment industry. As such, he photographed all the musical giants of the time, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie along with classical musicians, composers, actors and politicians. One of his iconic photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is presented in this exhibition.
He worked with many companies on their advertising campaigns and there is also included a portfolio of images created for his client, Sanderson, taken in the early 1970’s.
The main part of this exhibition are the images BLUMEN, a series of portraits of flowers which have been digitally manipulated and printed on silk, again collaborating with Marguerite Smith. They have been working in this medium for the last three years and the series is continually enlarging. There are three formats available – large, medium and small. All images are available in all sizes.
The work of Herb Schmitz is held in the National Portrait Gallery collection and the image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono (included within this exhibition) will be part of LOVE STORIES, a touring exhibition prepared by the National Portrait Gallery from their collection which travel firstly to the National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Australia in June 2020 and thence to various Galleries and Museums through the United States of America.
The series of flower portraits are digitally printed onto 100% silk Habotai (43gsm) using water based inks, available in three sizes (made to order):
35 x 35 cm approx. (s) £300
70 x 60 cm approx. (m) £550
130 x 100 cm approx. (l) £950
Edition of 25.
Remaining works are available in print form on Fuji crystal archive paper digital c type, £250 or on perspex £450. Please contact us for further details.