Albert Watson

In 1942 Albert Watson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland - ”born to photograph” as he says today. At the age of 18 he studied Graphic Design at the Duncan Jordan College of Art and Design and graduated at the Royal College of Art in London. This was followed by a degree at the Royal College of Art Film School. Photography as well as painting, drawing, art and art history were all part of his studies. This versatility seems formative for his produce. Whether portrait, fashion, advertising, nude or landscapes, his virtuosity knows no bounds. Many of his works are seen today as icons of modern photography. With their timelessness and modernity, Watson's pictures have made a lasting visual impression within today’s picture floods. Neither his colour- nor his black&white pictures are, even though strong in contrast and colour, ever obtrusive but always aiming to keep an adequate distance without appearing elusive.

Works

  • Albert Watson
    Elvis Presley's Gold Lamé Suit
    Graceland, Memphis 1991

    C-print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Waris Dirie
    Morocco, 1992

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Dashboard
    Las Vegas, 2000

    Archival pigment print
    Artist label on verso

    40 x 110 cm
    Ed. 1/10
  • Albert Watson
    Waris Dirie
    Ouarzazate, Morocco, 1993

    Archival pigment print
    Signed and numbered

    Ed. 10
    142 x 107 cm
  • Albert Watson
    15 North, Exit 25
    Las Vegas, 2001

    Archival pigment print
    Artist label on verso

    91 x 183 cm
    10
  • Albert Watson
    Damlak Hossine with his Monkey
    Marrakech, 1997

    On ancient paper
    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Sand Dunes III, Laayoune
    Morocco, 1998

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    61 x 76
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Hamid, Vendor of Minerals on Road to Taroudant
    Morocco, 1998

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Maria Baba Ahmed
    Dawra, Morocco, 1998

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Mostapha Elhanch, Boy with Jar
    Marrakech, 1997

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Zahra Bent Abdellah
    Essaouira, Morocco, 1998

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Renoir Painting
    Villa Taylor, Marrakech, Morocco, 1989

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Bird Wing Fetish
    Marrakech, 1997

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    61 x 46 cm
    Ed. 10
  • Albert Watson
    Halima Ben Taj
    Essaouira, Morocco, 1998

    Archival pigment print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Monkeys with Masks
    New York City, 1994

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    142 x 107 cm
    Ed. 10
  • Albert Watson
    Heel
    Budget Suites, Las Vegas, 2000

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    61 x 76 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Berta
    New York City, 1991

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Keith Richards
    New York City, 1988

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Lost Diary, Radishes
    New York City, 1997

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Charlotte in Prada Blouse
    Milan, 1989

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    142 x 107 cm
    Ed. 10
  • Albert Watson
    The GOD sign
    Route 15, Las Vegas, 2001

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Golden Boy
    New York City, 1990

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
  • Albert Watson
    Chairman Mao's Limousine
    Beijing, 1979

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    David Bowie
    New York City, 1995

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Monkey with Gun
    New York City, 1992

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Christy Turlingtion
    New York City, 1990

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    142 x 107 cm
    Ed. 10
  • Albert Watson
    Mayra
    New York City, 2009

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Alan Shepard's Lunar Suit
    Apollo 14, NASA, 1990

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    142 x 107 cm
    Ed. 10
  • Albert Watson
    Michaela Bercu
    Paris, 1989

    Artist label on verso

    Archival pigment print

    76 x 61 cm
    Ed. 25
  • Albert Watson
    Kate Moss
    Marrakech, Morocco, 1993

    Platinum print

    Ed. 3
  • Albert Watson
    Elvis Presley's Gold Lame Suit
    Graceland, Memphis, 1991

    Signed, titled and dated

    C-Print

    Ed. 5/25

Exhibitions