Richard Avedon, ‘Mental Institution #10, East Louisiana State Mental Hospital, Jackson, Louisiana’, February 15-1963, Pace/MacGill Gallery

Signature: signed and numbered verso in pencil; title, date and copyright stamp verso in ink

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

Richard Avedon
New York,
Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Group Shows

New York,
Getty Museum, 
Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011
Time Magazine, 
New York, NY, USA,
The Most Influential Images of All Time