Christie’s: An American Journey – The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks (October 2018) - Christie's
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signed and numbered '11' from an edition of '50' and neg. no. '56' in ink and stamped photographer's copyright credit, title and date (verso)
image/sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.4 cm.)
This work is number eleven from an edition of fifty.

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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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James BaldwinDavid Zwirner
2018
Richard AvedonPace Gallery
2012
Richard Avedon: Murals & PortraitsGagosian
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June Leaf, Sculptress, Mabou Mines, Nova Scotia, July 18, 1975

Gelatin silver print
10 × 8 in
25.5 × 20.4 cm
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Christie's

signed and numbered '11' from an edition of '50' and neg. no. '56' in ink …

Medium

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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Richard Avedon
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