Richard Avedon, ‘The Mission Council, Saigon, April 27’, 1971, Phillips

An Influential Vision: The Collection of Ruth Ansel
Each 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (24.8 x 19.7 cm) Overall 9 7/8 x 39 1/2 in. (25.1 x 100.3 cm)

Signature: Signed, numbered 3/50, title, date, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Random House, Avedon: The Sixties, pp. 94-99
Random House, Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994, p. 154
Gagosian, Avedon: Murals & Portraits, pp. 163-167

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

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