Richard Avedon, ‘June Leaf, sculptress, Mabou Mines, Nova Scotia, July 18’, 1975, Phillips

An Influential Vision: The Collection of Ruth Ansel

Signature: Signed, numbered 4/50 in ink, title, date, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

Abrams, Richard Avedon Portraits, cover
Abrams, Woman in the Mirror: Richard Avedon, pp. 166–67
Random House, Evidence, 1944-1994: Richard Avedon, pp. 65, 157
Random House, Richard Avedon: An Autobiography, pl. 216

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

Solo Shows

2012
New York,
Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits