Richard Avedon, ‘John Harrison, lumber salesman, and his daughter Melissa, Lewisville, Texas, November 22, 1981’, 1981, Phillips

“I did the western photos when I was around 60, and I think that — being 60 is different from 30,40,50 — you begin to get a sense of your own mortality. I think my aging, the sort of stepping into the last big chapters — was embedded in this body of work. As deeper connection to those people who were strangers.” Richard Avedon
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed and numbered 2/6 in stylus in the margin; signed, numbered 2/6 in ink, title, date, edition and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the mount. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed in ink by the artist.

Abrams, Avedon: In the American West, n.p.

From the Collection of a Fortune 500 Company
Heritage Auctions, Dallas, 9 June 2010, lot 74010
Private Collection, Dallas

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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