Richard Avedon, ‘William Casby, born in slavery, Algiers, Louisiana’, March 24-1963, Pace/MacGill Gallery

Signature: signed verso in pencil; title, date and copyright stamp verso in ink; "Limited edition print made at the time of RICHARD AVEDON RETROSPECTIVE 1944-1994 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 18 - June 26, 1994" stamped 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