This auction has staggered end times.
Each lot closes at 1 minute intervals.

Perry Ellis

Untitled, c.1980

This piece has a 20% Buyer's Premium.

Time remaining



Lot 8
Gelatin silver print
5.1 x 7.5 in (13.0 x 19.1 cm)
Signed on recto


This work ships from the United States.


Like Da Vinci’s chiaroscuro and Malevich’s square, Perry Ellis’ photograph builds upon the established artistic interrogation of light and dark. In this work, a dark figure looms large across a desolately white background. While the contrast is distinct, the rest of the image remains ambiguous, the identity of the figure unknown.

Additional Info

About Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis (American, 1940-1986) cemented American fashion design alongside Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. A sportswear designer at heart, he glorified the casual, clean-cut, collegiate look.