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Richard Avedon

Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979, 1979

Gelatin silver print
14 1/10 × 22 1/10 in
35.7 × 56.1 cm
Edition 3/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Collection of Georges Bermann

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‘The white background isolates the subject from …

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Signed, numbered 3/10 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps on the reverse of the linen …
Richard Avedon
American, 1923–2004
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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.

Richard Avedon, ‘Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979’, 1979, Phillips
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About the work
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Collection of Georges Bermann

From the Catalogue:
‘The white background isolates the subject from itself and permits you to explore the geography of the face; the unexplored continents in the human face.’

Richard Avedon
Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, numbered 3/10 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps on the reverse of the linen …
Richard Avedon
American, 1923–2004
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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.

Richard Avedon

Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979, 1979

Gelatin silver print
14 1/10 × 22 1/10 in
35.7 × 56.1 cm
Edition 3/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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