Richard Avedon, ‘Andy Warhol and members of The Factory, New York City, October 30’, 1969, Phillips

An Influential Vision: The Collection of Ruth Ansel

“When you work with Dick, you have the feeling you are working on something that had never happened before. He turns photography into social history. He documents the strangeness of our times. Think of Warhol’s factory, The Chicago Seven. Janis Joplin. He was never finished with a photograph, always changing and retaking, up until the photo had to go to the printer, and even on press.” Ruth Ansel
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Each 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (19.4 x 24.8 cm) Overall 7 7/8 x 29 7/8 in. (20 x 75.9 cm)

Signature: Signed, numbered 4/50 in ink, title, date, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Abrams, Richard Avedon: Portraits, n.p.
Avedon, An Autobiography, p. 31
Gagosian, Avedon: Murals & Portraits, pp. 217-221
Holm, Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004, pp. 16-17
Random House, Avedon: The Sixties, pp. 78-83
Random House, Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994, pp. 74-75, 151

Marlborough Gallery, New York

About Richard Avedon

Although Richard Avedon’s celebrated fashion photographs have graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Life, the artist primarily referred to himself as a portrait photographer. Avedon’s fashion shots are profoundly dramatic and dynamic, often capturing the model in motion. Along with his own acquaintances and various ordinary people, Avedon took photographs of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures ranging from Bertrand Russell to Marilyn Monroe. In both his commercial assignments and his portrait work, Avedon’s meticulous approach and penetrating gaze sought to capture the essence of each unique subject and moment in time.

American, 1923-2004, New York, New York

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