Richard Avedon, ‘Jasper Johns, artist, New York City, January 15, 1965’, 1965, Fraenkel Gallery

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Speech, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2017
IN FOCUS., Galerie Julian Sander, Köln
2015
The Photographers 2015, Beetles + Huxley, London
2012
A group exhibition with Richard Avedon, Paz Errazuriz and Richard Billingham, Museo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain