WHAT DO YOU GIVE THE MAN
WHO GAVE US EVERYTHING?
TO HIS FOUNDATION
Through hard work and a distinctive vision,
Herb Ritts fashioned himself into one
of the top photographers to emerge from the 1980s.
Ritts’s aesthetic incorporated facets of life in and around Los Angeles.
Herb Ritts mirrored our elegance.
He gave us a dignity that commanded respect.
At a time when we needed it the most, he gave us invincibility.
In 2002, Herb’s untimely death came from AIDS-related complications.
He was inducted into the Tom of Finland Foundation Artist Hall of Fame in 2003.
-S. R. Sharp, Curator, ToFF
April 3 – August 26, 2012