Saturday, September 19, 2020

Richard Avedon


Richard Avedon
American, 1923–2004

Although Richard Avedon’s celebrated fashion photographs have graced the pages of Harper’s BazaarVogue, 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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin, 
David Zwirner
Richard Avedon, 
Pace Gallery
Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits,