Richard Avedon, ‘'Sophia Loren, Hair by Ara Gallant, New York Studio, October 1970'’, Sotheby's

Flush-mounted to linen, signed and editioned '37/50' in ink, the photographer's edition, copyright, and title stamps on the reverse, framed, 1970, printed in 1981.

Pale Fire, Dark Flame: Catherine Deneuve and Sophia Loren', Vogue US, December 1970, p. 122
Avedon: Photographs 1947-1977 (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978), pl. 121
Richard Avedon: Performance (New York, 2008), pp. 70-1

Gagosian Gallery, Rome

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