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Richard Avedon

New York 1923 – 2004 San Antonio, Texas

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris. August. 1955

Gelatin silver print, printed before 1964. 49 × 36,2 cm. (19 ¼ × 14 ¼ in.) Laid down on original cardboard (49 × 36,2 cm), thereupon on the reverse photographer's stamp: „PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD AVEDON" as well as inscribed in red crayon and pencil.  [2000]

ProvenanceRichard Avedon to „Famous Photographers School Collection", Westport

EUR 100.000 – 150.000
USD 116,000 – 174,000

Sold for:
112,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris. August

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Literature and IllustrationHarper’s Bazaar, September 1955, p. 215 / Famous Photographers School (ed.): Famous Photographers Course. Vol. 1, Lesson 1. Westport, 1964, p. 10 / Exh. cat.: Avedon - Photographs 1947-1977. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978, back title / Martin Harrison: Appearances. Fashion Photography since 1945. Munich and Paris 1991, p. 73 / Anthony T. Mazzola: 125 Great Moments of Harper's Bazaar. A commemorative collection of outstanding photographs, illustrations, and texts that have appeared in Harper's Bazaar. In Celebration of the Magazine's 125th Annivesary. New York 1993, pl.3 / Exh. cat.: Richard Avedon. Evidence, 1944-1994. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, et al., 1994, p. 53 / Richard Avedon: Woman in the Mirror. New York, 2005, p. 37 / Exh. cat.: Richard Avedon - Photographs 1946-2004. Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Mailand, Forma - International Centre for Photography; Paris, Jeu de Paume; Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau; Amsterdam, Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; San Francisco. Museum of Modern Art 2007/09, n.p. / Exh. cat.: Avedon Fashion, 1944-2000. New York, International Center for Photography, 2009, p. 137 / Exh. cat.: Richard Avedon. Wandbilder und Porträts. Munich, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Museum Brandhorst, 2014, p. 14 / Exh. cat.: The Model as Muse. Embodying Fashion. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009, p. 50 / Exh. cat.: Icons of Style. A Century of Fashion Photography. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2018, p. 183, pl. 111

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