Herb Ritts Batman Print
HERB RITTS BATMAN PRINT
Where can I find this Batman Print to Hang on my Wall?
You can find this specific Batman print and many other prints directly through our website under the ‘Herb Ritts’ Prints & Multiples section HERE. We offer many iconic Herb Ritts photographs for sale including but not limited to - ‘Fred with Tires’, ‘Richard Gere’, ‘Denzel Washington’, ‘Cindy Crawford’, and many more iconic images by Herb Ritts. We do not just stop there, we also have images by Helmut Newton, Cindy Sherman, Edward Curtis, Bruce Weber, Diane Arbus, and many more influential photographers/artists. Here at Fine Art Vendor, our company provides a variety of authorized prints for sale, which means that the artist themselves have authorized these prints to be made. We then go and acquire these prints through our direct line of art dealers, galleries, auction houses, private sellers, and offer them for sale at an affordable price to art lovers looking for their favorite art prints. Our goal is to provide admirers of these incredible photographers, affordable options to purchase the real image for a fraction of the price that some other vendors offer the print at.
About the Batman Image
This image is a photograph taken in 1988 in London while on set of the famous and well known Batman actor, Michael Keaton. Michael Keaton was especially known for his infamous Batman role, Herb Ritts had to approach him for a photograph to take for his portfolio of stars. This is one of Herb Ritts more notable photographs as Batman had a lot of popularity surrounding it, coming out the year after this photograph was taken in 1989. It quickly became one of Herb Ritts’s most iconic images of all time.
About Batman the 1989 Film
The movie featured Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as The Joker and is one of the most iconic movies ever made of our time. The movie was filmed at Pinewood Studios, a British Film and television studio located in the village of Iver Heath, England. Batman had a very successful outcome and netted nearly $352 Million in profit which was absolutely marvelous at the time. The movie netted over $400 million in box office totals while the budget for the movie was nearly $48 million. Nicholson collected a portion of the film’s earnings as the deal he cut with the Warner Bros included that along with his own shooting schedule. Having selected Michael Keaton as Batman at the time was very controversial because many people did not believe he could portray a serious role due to his past history of being a comedic actor. Other A-list actors were considered before the Warner Bros selected Keaton and luckily, Keaton was a great character for the role and fit the identity ‘Batman’ very well. The audiences particularly praised both Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton’s performances in the movie. Jack Nicholson went on to win a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the movie. The film alone received many Saturn Award nominations as well. The Batman film was directed by Tim Burton, screenplays by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren, the movie is based on magazines published by DC Comics by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The movie is one of the most iconic movies of our generation and will always be one of the most important movies ever made in history.
Herb Ritts also has taken photos of Jack Nicholson, aka “The Joker” for this series as well. Both images were taken in 1988 as a part of the Batman series.
Images that Herb Ritts took of Jack Nicholson
Where is the Original Photograph that Herb Ritts took of Batman?
It is said that the original photograph of Batman is hanging in Kourtney Kardashian’s office amongst other desirable pieces of art.
Kourtney Kardashian's Home Office
Image of Kourtney Kardashian’s Office - Some noticeable items include the large Herb Ritts Batman Print, The Ellsworth Kelly “Backwards B”, Pink drawing by Curtis Kulig, and many more. It is said that the fashion mogul paid nearly $25,000 for the large gelatin silver batman print in which it is still hanging there today.
About Herb Ritts
Herb Ritts was an American fashion photographer and was known to photograph a lot of stars and celebrities during the 80s and 90s. Herb Ritts was born in Los Angeles and began his long career working in the family furniture business. He eventually left that and attended college at Bard College in New York where he majored in economic and art history. His first well known image that he ever took was when he was with his friend, aspiring actor at the time, Richard Gere. Herb Ritts photographed Richard Gere one day when him and Richard were traveling somewhere and happened to get a flat tire, Herb believed this was a perfect time to photograph Richard as they had nothing better to do. This jumpstarted Herb Ritts career as the image went viral and people started to reach out to Herb for him to take photographs. Herb Ritts claimed “I wasn’t a photographer” after taking shots of Gere but because the shots looked so good, other celebrities must have believed he was a great photographer and tracked him down and asked him to take photographs of themselves to which he could not deny the invitation. Herb Ritts went on to become one of the most influential and well known photographers of his time. Ritts died of pneumonia in 2002 in Los Angeles. He was 50 years old at the time of his death. Ritts was also HIV positive at the time of his death as well, the doctors claimed that he was in trouble either way as his immune system was compromised and they would have had to fix the problems of the immune system as well along with the pneumonia. There is no cure for HIV at the time of this article so Ritts would have had to do the impossible and fight off two untreatable viruses. Herb Ritts had a great and influential life and his images still live on today and are seen and noted by many people in this world.
Herb Ritts - Richard Gere First Iconic Image