Herb Ritts was an American photographer renown for his work with celebrities. Herb Ritts was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1952.
The artist attended Bard College located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York where he studied art history and economics.
Ritts was also a director of music videos. He worked with international icons including Janet Jackson, Madonna, Magic Johnson, Price, and Michael Jackson.
In this clip a montage of works by the Herb Ritts. The first work is his most expensive work ever sold at auction for nearly $250,000:
The artist was renown for his innovative sense of design, for dealing with elements of pop culture, and for working in black and white.
Herb Ritts passed from A.I.D.S. related pneumonia in 2002. He was only 50 years old.
Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Herb Ritts was a great designer. Some works have erotic tones that are similar to Robert Mapplethorpe. My favorite works are his celebrity and works that showcase fashion.