Southern Comfort Gallery (SOCO Gallery), located in Charlotte, NC, is thrilled to announce their upcoming exhibition and book signing for the forthcoming publication "Around That Time: Horst at Home in Vogue", featuring works by the photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). SOCO is happy to welcome Ivan Shaw, Corporate Photography Director for Condé Nast, for the opening reception and book signing on October 12th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at SOCO Gallery. This exhibition will include a selection of archival pigment prints documenting the lavish homes and private lives of the mid-20th century elite, curated by Shaw and the Horst estate.

"Horst didn't move a single chair or bring in extra flowers," says Gloria Vanderbilt, whose New York City bedroom, all patchwork quilts paneling the walls and fabric scraps glued to the parquet, was immortalized in 1970. "He showed how we really lived." {Architectural Digest, September 2016}

A selection of limited edition prints from the monograph will be made for SOCO Gallery, curated by the Horst P. Horst Estate and Ivan Shaw. These rare, full color photographs will introduce this work to a new generation of design, decorating, visual art professionals, academics, and enthusiasts.

The event is free and open to the public. SOCO Gallery is located at 421 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.

About the Artist 

Horst P. Horst, (German/ American, 1906-1999) was a photographer known for his photographs of women, fashion, and interior architecture and for his environmental portraits.

About the Gallery 

SOCO Gallery is a contemporary art space and bookshop based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The gallery provides a thoughtful platform for contemporary art to be experienced, discussed, and acquired. SOCO Gallery produces six exhibitions annually, and exclusively represents artists working locally, nationally, and internationally at the highest levels. The gallery specializes in assisting private collectors, institutions, and corporations to build their collections with museum quality artworks, from emerging to established artists. Community engagement and education are central to the mission of the gallery. Each exhibition includes artist talks, book signings, and related programming. SOCO Gallery and bookshop is centrally located in a renovated 1920’s bungalow in historic Myers Park. For more, soco-gallery.com.

Featured image by Horst P. Horst, "Babe Paley, 1964".